NCSC and ICO address data breach reporting myths

11/05/2023 | NCSC

The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSC) and Information Commissioner's Office have collaborated on a blog post addressing six common misconceptions concerning data breach reporting. 

The myths that the article addresses include:

  • If I cover up the attack, everything will be ok.
  • Reporting to the authorities makes it more likely your incident will go public.
  • Paying a ransom makes the incident go away.
  • I’ve got good offline backups, I won’t need to pay a ransom.
  • If there is no evidence of data theft, you don’t need to report to the ICO.
  • You’ll only get a fine if your data is leaked.
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