Central to Access’ business is protecting clients’ sensitive business information. Access Notifi extends the protection Access provides, so that you are prepared and have assistance at your fingertips, should a data breach or hacking event happen to your company.
Breaches are a fact of life in today’s cyberattack happy world. The Chartered Professional Accountants Canada reports that in addition to blue chip companies like BMO, CIBC, and Air Canada, estimates are as high as one in five Canadian firms have suffered a data breach and may not even be aware. And while the embarrassment and reputation damage associated with a breach is bad, the financial impact can be even worse, including:
Businesses of all sizes are being targeted, especially smaller and mid-sized firms who believe they may be below the hackers’ radar, and whose data security practices may be less well-resourced than at large organizations.
As of November 1, 2018 Canadian firms are required, per the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), to retain information pertaining to the breach for a minimum of two years.
This requirement for record retention is above and beyond the requirements for reporting the breach to all of the required national and provincial bodies, as well as to the affected consumers or businesses.
Having a formal response and recovery plan is critical to demonstrating defensible practices and is shown to help minimize risk and lessen financial impact and damages caused by an information security incident.
Through the service you will engage with an experienced data breach attorney. This allows you to invoke attorney client privilege which can protect your communications from being discoverable in a legal proceeding. Additionally you will have at your disposal:
The premise is simple, and the value provided far exceeds the low monthly fee.