Email marketing vendor Epsilon has publicly disclosed that its systems have been breached, exposing customer names and email addresses.
So far, Epsilon has not disclosed any additional details about the cause of the breach, though they note that a full investigation is underway. In general terms, there are a number of things that organizations and consumers can do to help prevent and protect against data breaches.
Marcus Carey, Enterprise Security Community Manager at security vendor Rapid7 suggests that organizations should develop efficient incident response capabilities in recognize and respond quickly to these breaches. Additionally, companies should continue to improve their security operations capabilities to allow them to spot suspicious activity.
“They need to keep their lawn cut low to spot snakes,” Carey told InternetNews.com.