Breach Notification , Incident & Breach Response , Security Operations

Twitter Hack: Incident Response Lessons

Attorney Sadia Mirza Emphasizes Importance of Being Well Prepared
Sadia Mirza, attorney, Troutman Pepper

Twitter's communication with the public in the wake of a recent hacking incident provides lessons to others on the value of an incident response plan, says attorney Sadia Mirza.

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"Businesses are not going to be judged by the fact an incident has occurred. ... The focus is always going to be on your response," she says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Mirza discusses:

  • The importance of regular communication with the public after a data breach;
  • Key lessons to learn from Twitter's response;
  • Whether California Consumer Privacy Act enforcement could apply to the Twitter incident.

Mirza is a cybersecurity, information governance and privacy attorney at the law firm Troutman Pepper. She focuses her practice on the financial services industry.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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