Internal And External Security Breaches

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Regardless of the fact that they happen quite often, both internal and external security breaches are surprisingly unforeseen by many corporations. It is imperative that companies know how to go about dealing with one when a breach does occur. It seems that “the best approach to forensic response is to plan the response before an incident occurs” (Week 5 Lecture). There should be a way for employees to know how to handle a security breach and prevent future occurrences. Each individual company needs to have a standard operating procedure that discusses the processes for e-mail, acceptable use, physical security, and incident response.
Standard operating procedures (SOPs) “provide direction, improve communication, reduce training time, and improve work consistency” (Greene, 2006). These documents are established procedures within an organization and pretty much the official way for the company to do business. Creating the SOP requires the company to look in detail as to what the company is all about. It helps not only understand the business better and how it operates, but essentially it helps determined where its flaws are and how it should be protected through several procedures.
One such procedure would discuss in detail how the company should manage employee emails. For instance, the SOP should point out that outside emails would under no circumstances be allowed. All emails must be company based and sites such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail cannot be used. This is because
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