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23119Re: [GOV DG] Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails

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  • Endre Bihari
    26 Sep, 2017

      In my opinion the question is irrelevant, really.


      Irrespective of how much advice is given; how many audits are conducted (how well and how deeply done); if there is a system, it can be breached.

      A more important question is how quickly the organisation can recover from the breach. Let me give an illustration.


      You are driving to an all-important meeting on an inner-city freeway and have an accident. The car is a write-off, but you are unharmed, due to the safety features, like airbags. The tow truck comes, takes the wreck away. Your insurance company provides a replacement car, and you are on your way again. As the whole incident was sorted in half an hour, you even make the original appointment on time.


      If we can do this in transport, we should be able to do it in IT as well. Reducing a breach to a 10-minute incident would be a good goal. That’s what resilience is about.


      So the question to me is how quickly could and can Deloitte recover from the breach? Do or did they make it even worse by the way they handled it?


      Anyway, I reserve the right to be wrong.


      Kind regards,





      From: <GOV_DG2@...> on behalf of "EGIT | Enterprise Governance of IT tichaona.zororo@... [GOV_DG2]" <GOV_DG2-noreply@...>
      Reply-To: EGIT | Enterprise Governance of IT <tichaona.zororo@...>
      Date: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 at 2:15 AM
      To: GOV DG2 <gov_dg2@...>
      Subject: [GOV DG] Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails



      Who will advise the advisors?


      Deloitte, which is registered in London and has its global headquarters in New York, was the victim of a cybersecurity attack that went unnoticed for months.




      From: GOV DG2 <GOV_DG2@...> on behalf of "Dan Swanson dswanson_2008@... [GOV_DG2]" <GOV_DG2-noreply@...>
      Reply-To: Dan Swanson <dswanson_2008@...>
      Date: Monday, 25 September 2017 at 17:45
      To: GOV DG2 <gov_dg2@...>
      Subject: [GOV DG] Pulse of the Profession 2017




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