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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