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Glossary definition: Security Incident

Security Incident: What to Do

A security incident is any event that compromises the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the data it contains. This includes malicious attacks, accidental data breaches, system failures, or any other event that could lead to a data breach or system malfunction. Security incidents can range from minor to major, depending on the severity of the attack or breach. Common security incidents include phishing attacks, malware infections, ransomware attacks, denial of service attacks, and unauthorized access to systems or data. Security incidents can have serious consequences, such as financial losses, reputational damage, and legal liability. Therefore, it is important for businesses to have a comprehensive security strategy in place to protect their systems and data from these threats.