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So Your Company Has Been Hacked – Now What? FTC Offers Some Guidance

This year has been a rough one for data breaches, proving that even the most sophisticated companies, from social media companies to technology giants, are not immune. That huge data breaches involving consumers’ personal information make headlines is clear. What’s less clear, from the perspective of businesses, is what steps hacked organizations should take to address and remedy their situations, whether they’re in the middle of the hacking crisis or discovering data breach long after the fact.

This article addresses the details of the FTC’s recently released “Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business,” including how a hacked organization should secure its systems, address the breach and notify parties involved.