'Tis The Season … For Data Breaches And Data Analytics
Nov 25, 2014
Edgeworth partners Michael Kheyfets, Matthew Milner, and John Johnson, CIPP/US published the article "‘Tis The Season … For Data Breaches And Data Analytics" in Law360. The article highlights the multifaceted approach companies utilize as part of data breach management. They note that firms often rely on internal and external resources to manage the incident, but underutilize data analytics in doing so. The authors discuss the value that data analytics can offer when assessing a data breach.
In particular, they address fundamental questions, such as:
- What can data analytics offer in the context of a large-scale corporate data breach?
- Given the potential usefulness of data breach analytics, why aren’t such tools used more widely?
Data analytics experts — working together with computer forensic professionals who have identified potential sources of threats — can use data sets kept in the ordinary course of the firm’s operations to identify unique patterns and investigate the key questions relating to the timing, scope, and magnitude of a breach.