Don’t Let The Breach Break You

Hosted by Phil Brining, Jasmine Harrison and Joe Kirk

Data Breach

Don’t Let A Breach Break You – Episode 121

Welcome to the 121st episode of the Data Protection Made Easy podcast, where we bring you thoughtful conversations on all things data protection. In today’s episode, titled “Don’t let a breach break you,” our hosts Phil Brining and Joe Kirk share their top tips on how to avoid data breaches and expert advice on what to do when your organisation has a breach of data.

The episode covered not just the technical aspects of protecting against data breaches but also the human element, with human error and social engineering being significant factors in data misuse. It is essential to recognise that breaches can happen to any organisation, and preparation is key to minimise the impact.

Phil and Joe emphasised that being proactive is vital to avoiding data breaches, and organisations should prioritise a robust security posture that includes training, vulnerability assessments, and incident response plans. They also discussed the importance of having a data breach response plan in place and conducting regular drills to ensure that everyone knows what to do in case of a breach.

The episode touched on the fact that data protection is not just a technical issue but also a human issue. Social engineering tactics such as phishing, pretexting, and baiting are common methods used to trick employees into giving away sensitive information, highlighting the need for robust training and awareness programs to prevent these attacks.

As our hosts pointed out, a data breach can have severe consequences, not just in terms of financial losses but also reputational damage. It is, therefore, essential to take data protection seriously and make it a priority for every member of the organisation.

Listeners can join the Data Protection Made Easy podcast live every Friday by visiting the events page and registering for any of the thoughtful conversations on the horizon. By subscribing to this podcast and becoming part of this community, you will be welcomed into one of the UK’s fastest-growing networks of like-minded data protection professionals and enthusiasts and be kept up to date with all the latest news from the world of data protection.

The episodes alternate between sessions titled “GDPR Radio,” where we focus purely on recent data protection news, and topical sessions such as today’s episode, “Don’t let a breach break you,” or the upcoming episode “Beyond Consent – Understanding Different Lawful Bases,” where we delve deeper into specific areas of data protection to bring our audience honest and expert advice on common data protection challenges.

At Data Protection People, our motto is “Data Protection Made Easy,” and we aim to bring this to our community through simplified content that gets straight to the core of common data protection issues.

In conclusion, we hope that you found today’s episode of the Data Protection Made Easy podcast informative and valuable. Remember, data protection is not just a technical issue but also a human issue, and being proactive is key to avoiding data breaches. Join our community of data protection professionals and enthusiasts by subscribing to our podcast and stay up to date with the latest news and insights from the world of data protection.

Upcoming Discussions:

Episode 122 – GDPR Radio: News, Views & Opinions
Episode 123 – Beyond Consent: Understanding Different Lawful Bases
Episode 124 – GDPR Radio: News, Views & Opinions

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