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HP launches security best practice service

Security Breach Management Solution designed to ‘help clients define strategy’

HP launches security best practice service
Bouzid: It’s nearly impossible for organisations to prevent a breach, but they can take control of how they respond.

HP today announced a new set of security services designed to help organisations respond to, remediate and mitigate the impact of security breaches as they occur.

Security breaches are increasingly disruptive to organisations and can significantly damage reputation and destroy shareholder value. The cost implications of these breaches can be huge and often expose private and public bodies to litigation. According to a December 2012 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach event in the United States costs $8.9m.

The HP Security Breach Management Solution combines the company's services with digital protection software in a bid to deliver security intelligence that will more quickly identify a breach and react to it, as well as minimise impact and reduce ongoing exposure from vulnerabilities.

"It's nearly impossible for organisations to prevent a breach, but they can take control of how they respond," said Bassem Bouzid, regional vice president and general manager, Enterprise Services, HP Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa (MEMA).

"Combining HP's portfolio of services and software, the HP Breach Management Solution arms clients with the tools and resources to monitor, manage and respond to breaches head on, minimising their impact while readying for the next attack."

The solution features the new HP Forensic Readiness Service, which aims to help clients get ahead of attacks before they occur. The service helps with the establishment of policies and procedures surrounding forensic investigations, training institutions to quickly gather the best-quality digital evidence in the event of an attack and apply these policies and procedures to gather and document evidence when the next attack occurs.

The HP Security Breach Management Solution features services that span the security life cycle, ranging from proactive planning and risk management strategies to immediate response measures. Together, these offerings are intended to provide a holistic approach to breach management and enable clients to reduce security-related costs, gain greater control and lower the exposure to risk.

The HP Security Breach Management Solution is a set of services than can be purchased separately. All services are, or will soon be, available worldwide, and pricing is based on consultancy hours.

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