The new Data Breach Liability Report quantifies financial risk of personal data on the network.By ChannelPro
RapidFire Tools Inc., a developer of IT assessment tools for MSPs, has added new reporting capabilities to its Network Detective Security Module that spotlights an often-overlooked area of network vulnerability: personal identifiable information (PII). The Data Breach Liability Report allows MSPs to search a client’s network and report specific instances of PII — including credit card information, birthdays, social security numbers, and driver’s license numbers — which could result in PCI violation fines or other liabilities.
“Clients do not understand the impact that a data breach will have on their organization. They’ve been shocked when presented with the numbers,” says Matthew Minikel of River Run, a RapidFire Tools MSP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “The tool allowed us to identify those PII data locations and gave us the insight needed for clients to change their workflows before it’s too late.”
The Data Breach Liability Report tool also produces a granular “Risk Summary” listing individual instances of PII, card-by-credit card. The report examines the security of computers in question and quantifies the breach probability of detected PII so MSPs can correct client processes, secure data, and avoid liability. It also lists details regarding the amount and type of PII stored on the client’s business network.
“We’re all coming to grips with the fact that many data breaches are initiated internally, making businesses that utilize personal data particularly vulnerable, especially those working with PCI- or healthcare-related information,” says Michael Mittel, CEO of RapidFire Tools. “Executives are often stunned to see the depth of their network vulnerability, not to mention the potential financial implications resulting from such a breach. Our report outlines the specific data that needs to be addressed in order to alleviate risk, and that creates a very persuasive argument for mediation.”
For more information on the new reporting capabilities within RapidFire Tools' Network Detective Security Module, visit www.rapidfiretools.com.