Events , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware

Data Breaches in the Ransomware Era: Lessons Learned

BH Consulting CEO Brian Honan on the Importance of Data Logging and Monitoring
Brian Honan, CEO, BH Consulting

The lack of proper monitoring and logging can make it difficult for companies to effectively address breaches. Many companies do not have logs turned on or do not properly configure them to track and record what is necessary. Without logs, the response to a breach can be significantly slower.

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Monitoring and logging also must consider privacy concerns because personal data could be contained in the logs, said Brian Honan, CEO of BH Consulting. He also stressed the need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

"GDPR has brought data protection to the fore. It also has put more focus on cybersecurity as to how we protect that personal data," Honan said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Honan also discusses:

  • The rise of artificial intelligence and its implications for privacy;
  • Potential consequences of data gathering;
  • Regulations and frameworks related to cybersecurity and personal data protection in the European Union and United States.

Honan is a recognized industry expert on information security, providing consulting services to clients in various industry segments. His work also includes advising various government security agencies and the European Commission on matters relating to information security. He is a member of the Advisory Group on Internet Security to Europol's Cyber Crime Center.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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