Breach Guide

Learn the steps to take in the event of a data breach and stay current on the cyber threat landscape with the FTC’s Data Breach Resources, FBI’s Daily Digest Library and San Diego’s Cyber Incident Response Guide.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Data Breach Resources

Find out the steps to take as a business or consumer if you experience a data breach.


FBI Cyber Daily Digest Library

Stay current on the global threat landscape with the FBI’s daily circulation of published data breaches and articles.

  • The Rise Of The Chief Cybercrime Officer
    • The TalkTalk data breach in 2015 was monumental for the cyber security industry.
    • At the time, data breaches were hardly new, but this particular breach resulted in UK MPs recommending that an officer should be appointed with day-to-day responsibility for protecting computer systems from cyber attack.
    • This governmental guidance was not a consequence of the size of the breach...

      isBuzznews - Matt Cable | March 24, 2020
  • Beazley: Ransomware Attacks Increasingly Paired With Data Breach
    • Ransomware attacks became both more frequent and more brutal in 2019, according to a new report by speciality insurer Beazley.
    • Beazley said the two most common forms of attack to deploy ransomware are phishing emails and breaching poorly secured remote desktop protocol.

      Claims Journal | March 24, 2020
  • 96% of IT leaders in the legal sector say insider data breaches are a major concern...
    • IT leaders from the legal sector are more pessimistic than average about the risk of future breaches. 44% say it is likely employees will put data at risk in the coming year – eight percentage points above average.
    • Given recent events, there will be an unprecedented number of legal employees working from home who might be looking for ways to send large multimedia files or are suddenly having to share more data via email.

      realwire | March 24, 2020
  • Coronavirus: WHO sees rise in cyberattack attempts by hackers, official says
    • Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks amid the spread of a new coronavirus.
    • Officials and cybersecurity experts have warned that hackers of all stripes are seeking to capitalize on international concern over the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Jeff Bezos Just Posted a 4-Page Letter to Amazon Employees on Instagram. It Announces a Drastic Change for the Company
    • On Saturday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos posted a letter to Amazon employees on Instagram, detailing part of his company's strategy for the coming months in response to the novel coronavirus.
    • "My own time and thinking is now wholly focused on COVID-19 and on how Amazon can best play its role." - Bezos
    • Every business can benefit from a redirection of focus, whether you're a local restaurant or a solopreneur.

      Inc. - Justin Bariso | March 23, 2020
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Test Center Hit By Cyber Attack, Stolen Data Posted Online
    • A medical facility on standby to help test any coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a ransomware group that promised not to target medical organizations.
    • The criminals behind the Maze ransomware attacks have struck again...

      Forbes - Davey Winder | March 23, 2020
  • Interview: Jamil Farshchi, CISO, Equifax
    • When a business that holds sensitive customer data, such as their financial details, is hacked, it takes a lot to regain trust.
    • Equifax's current chief information security officer (CISO) is on that journey.
    • Jamil Farshchi was brought into the CISO role at Equifax in the aftermath of a major security breach in 2017.
    • He is now supporting the company's move to the public cloud. - Karl Flinders | March 23, 2020
    • Last year a principal in the Chicago Public Schools made a mistake that would alter his career trajectory.
    • He revealed confidential student information and personnel data to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request.
    • The Google Drive folder he shared contained student names, races, grades, special education eligibility, and email addresses. It also included teacher evaluations and ratings.
    • Upon discovery of what had happened, the district recommended this principal's termination.

      The Tech Edvocate - Matthew Lynch | March 23, 2020
  • Study: Fear of data breaches stifling bank innovation
    • One in three banks or insurers don't have privacy plans in place to safeguard their customers' data, despite findings suggesting 70 percent of consumers won't do business with a company they can't trust to keep their data safe.
    • Part of the problem is firms are more concerned with guarding themselves against the impact of a data breach than realizing any financial benefits of using the data and are more likely to put resources into protecting the customer data they have than use it to tailor specific products and services that might benefit clients.

      Compliance Week - Neil Hodge | March 19, 2020
  • 15 Coronavirus Online Scams to Watch Out For
    • As cities and states work on slowing the spread of the coronavirus by limiting where people can go, hackers are already prepped and eager to target unsuspecting and stressed-out victims.
    • Cyber criminals prey on vulnerable people as they seek out information and data to maximize revenue.

      The Street - Ellen Chang | March 19, 2020

San Diego Cyber Incident Response Guide

Learn more about San Diego’s region-wide cyber incident response guide and available local, state and federal resources.

San Diego Cyber Incident Response Guide October 2017