How to Deal with a Data Breach

Lee Webster
December 6, 2022

What is a Data Breach?

A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an unauthorised individual.

Data breaches may involve personal information, such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, or credit card numbers. They may also involve health information, trade secrets, or intellectual property.

A data breach can have a significant impact on individuals, businesses, and governments. It can lead to identity theft, financial loss, and damage to reputation.

There are a number of steps that individuals and businesses can take to reduce the risk of data breaches, including:

• Encrypting sensitive data

• Using strong passwords

• Restricting access to data

• Monitoring for unusual activity

• Backing up data

A data breach can be a scary situation for any business. We've made a quick and easy process guide on what to do if it happens in your business.

Process Map


It's a good idea to print this out and give it to managers in your team. When a breach happens, time is of the essence in ensuring no further damage happens and actually can help prevent the data breach actually having a detrimental effect on your business.

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