Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme
Can you afford to ignore the NDB?
Earlier this week the governments new Notifiable Data Breach Scheme was launched. Failure to comply with the NDB scheme could lead towards individuals being fined up to $360,000 and organisations up to $1.8m.
A data breach happens when personal information is accessed or released without authorisation, or is lost.
More guidance about the NDB scheme can be found on the OAIC website.
How IT Can Help Stop Against Data Breaches
Prevention is the best cure. Speak to our experts at alltasksIT to help assess your IT infrastructure and help prevent data breaches from happening. We can work with you to assess your most sensitive data and make sure its secure.
By far the most effective way to stop data breaches is to provide staff with security awareness training. Training topics will range from the basics of a good password to help identify non-legitimate emails. In-depth user training can reduce incidents by 90%. alltasksIT partner with leading security organisations that provide online training courses that are tried and tested by us for your staff members.
Taking It Further
DLP policies prevent accidental sharing of data such as sharing of credit cards, Tax file numbers and more. This is done by restricting this information from being sent out via email or being shared.
Sensitive Client Information
If you are storing sensitive information inside your network that will break the privacy act if leaked we recommend further measures are needed. Some of these can include:
Encrypt data on laptop and mobile devices. This stops data breaches if a device is lost or stolen.
Reporting On A Data Breach
If a data breach does occur security analytics tools will need to be in place before the breach happens. These tools capture log events and network flow data in near real time and apply advanced analytics to reveal security offenses. Speak to our experts at alltasksIT about the range of security analytics and reporting tools we manage and support.
Learn what to do and when
For all enquiries regarding how best to protect yourself from fines imposed by the NDB Scheme, contact our expert Kevin Carne by emailing [email protected]