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How a CIO should deal with aftermath of a data breach

The 5.30am electronic rumble of a BlackBerry set to vibrate. The sound no CIO wants to hear at that hour as it can only mean bad news.
The chief security officer apologises for waking you but she is clearly agitated. She has just been woken herself by the security consultants you called in to carry out a data audit. The team pulled a late shift last night and discovered some anomalies in the main customer database. The CSO is doing a poor job of covering her panic as she stumbles out with: "It might be nothing". But you both know that you wouldn't be having this conversation now if that's what she really felt.

Written by Andrew Donoghue12 Dec. 08 22:00

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