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Five questions that could save you
from a data breach
At least 276,000 records were breached in Canada in 2014
Today's advanced cyber criminals are looking
for more than unsuspecting individuals to hack.
Their sights are set on one-stop information
shops—often in the form of customer
These databases are goldmines, typically filled
with confidential, personal and financial
information—information that can be held for
ransom, sold to competitors or simply used to
tarnish a brand's reputation. And as the recent
string of high-profile data breaches proves,
mandatory unique logins and complex
passwords aren't enough to keep these
To adequately protect your company's most
prized possession—its data—you need to take a
proactive approach. Here are five questions to
help you get started.
1. What processes do we have in place to
identify and repair system vulnerabilities?
2. How are we protecting the data we have
stored in the cloud? What can we do to
improve upon these security measures?
3. Do we have an information security
strategy and policy?
4. How can we improve upon our cyber
governance and controls?
5. Do we have a response protocol to
mitigate damage in the event of a cyber-
How Grant Thornton LLP can help
Attack and penetration testing
Through a complex ethical hacking process we
will identify and assess risks, weaknesses and
threats in both your externally-facing systems
and your users' security awareness.
Security awareness training
We will educate your team about cyber risks
and related corporate policies and procedures,
as well as highlight best practices.
Security policy and internal controls
Our team will assist in developing, testing and
implementing security and incident response
policies and controls that are in line with your
organization's goals and risk tolerance. We can
also assist in navigating the realm of
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While you never know for certain
if you will be targeted, you'll
never regret being prepared.
Please contact us to discuss
your specific concerns:
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