The Internet has become one of the most powerful and widely available communications mediums on earth, and our reliance on it increases daily. Governments, corporations, banks, and schools conduct their day-to-day business over the Internet. With such widespread use, the data that resides on and flows across the network varies from banking and securities transactions to medical records, proprietary data, and personal correspondence.
As a result, many Internet systems are not securely configured. Many organizations have developed formal Incident Response Plans that detail how they expect to react if they become exposed to a breach. However most of the time, these procedures are quickly forgotten and never used. A few of these organizations are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on data protection and information security solutions. Organizations should utilize a single system for capturing, managing, and resolving a wide variety of incidents across a broad range of functions.