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Quick Take: Lessons For Security And Risk Pros From The Yahoo Breach

Don't Prioritize Corporate Damage Control Over Customers' Interests

September 23, 2016


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On Thursday, Yahoo announced that cybercriminals had compromised the personal information including names, email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, and, in some instances, security questions and passwords of at least 500 million user accounts. So far, Yahoo isn't following the most important principle of security breach response — which is to put your customers first. In this report, we provide security and risk (S&R) professionals with practical lessons that they can use to do two critical things: 1) improve their firms' initial responses to security breaches, and 2) insulate their customers from the impact of future breaches.

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