Preparing for and Responding to the Inevitable Data Breach

A Step-by-Step Guide for Any Organization

February 2016

As data breaches and cyber security attacks have grown in numbers and complexity, it is increasingly clear that many organizations lack basic data breach preparedness. The problem is not lack of money, or intellectual capital, or access to the leading legal, forensics, communications, or notification experts. The problem is lack of advance planning.

This book from ePlace Solutions is a toolkit to assist organizations to effectively prepare for, and respond to, data breaches. Based on the authors’ years of experience in cyber security preparedness and breach response, the book also takes guidance from sources including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state Attorneys General. It is intended for data security incident response teams, security staff, technical and support staff, privacy and compliance officers, risk managers, executives, and others who are entrusted with preparing their organizations to respond to a cyber security incident.


Charlene Farside is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Advisen. She is responsible for linking the innovations of Advisen’s businesses to the customer experience to build the global Advisen brand, create awareness and advocacy, and drive customer preference for the brand through every channel, every day. She has spent more than half of her career serving the commercial insurance industry and has repositioned organizations and brands, and developed businesses in new international markets.