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‘Damage Limitation’ this weeks Cyber Insights from The National Cyber Skills Centre

By . December 20, 2018

Celebrity culture has a striking similarity to cyber security, in that many wish to avoid it, ignore it and hope it will just go away however its natural tenacity somehow always breaks through and permeates into our everyday life. Rather than ignore the celebrity culture a particular ongoing issue may be able to teach us all a valuable lesson with regard to reputational damage caused when sensitive information leaks out into the public consciousness.


Putting a price on the damage caused to an organisation's reputation due to a cyber incident, cyber breach, or other compromise is almost incalculable. Talk Talk, who was lasts years UK poster child for cyber-related incidents, has suffered terribly, even though they have been doing their level best to improve their security, build customer confidence and generally try to put the past behind them. Is it working? Not yet, the name Talk Talk and cyber breach are joined at the hip. It seems that there is nothing they can do, just plug away and hopefully over time, probably a long time, their reputation will improve. For Talk Talk it must feel that it would be far easier to ‘unstir’ jam out of rice pudding than to reobtain the public standing they had less than 12 months ago.

If celebrity culture has taught business one lesson, it’s that no matter what you do when a reputation is damaged due to a ‘data breach’ it stays damaged for a long, long time... 


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