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Reporting security incidents

Reporting known or suspected security incidents helps protect the workplace. If the incident is reported early, IT and Security teams can act fast to prevent damage.

Why is it important?

Security incidents may not always be detected by technical controls. Data breaches for example may occur through physical means such as a leaked physical document. It's important to try and find out about such incidents quickly as it can give valuable time to security teams.

Building a culture of trust, where people want to report security incidents, is important. Incidents can become worse if they're not reported.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 0

Risk Mitigated

Account Compromise

Account Compromise

Account compromise happens when unauthorised people access them.

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

Malware Infection

Malware Infection

Malware infections occur when malicious software makes its way on to a device or network.

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