HP Enables Organizations to Better Prepare for Attacks

Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:45am EST

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Jan 28 (Marketwire) -- 
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced a new set of security services that help
organizations respond to, remediate and mitigate the impact of security
breaches as they occur.

    Security breaches are increasingly disruptive to organizations and can
significantly damage an organization's reputation and destroy shareholder
value. The cost implications of these breaches can be huge and often
expose organizations to litigation. According to a recent study conducted
by the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach event in the United
States costs an organization $8.9 million.(1)

    The HP Security Breach Management Solution combines HP's services
expertise with security intelligence software to offer clients a
comprehensive approach to protect what matters most to their
organizations. It provides clients with the security intelligence to more
quickly identify a breach and react to it, as well as minimize its impact
and reduce ongoing exposure from vulnerabilities. 

    "It's nearly impossible for organizations to prevent a breach, but they
can take control of how they respond," said Andrzej Kawalec, chief
technology officer, Enterprise Security Services, HP. "Combining HP's
portfolio of services and software, the HP Breach Management Solution
arms clients with the tools and resources to monitor, manage and respond
to breaches head on, minimizing their impact while readying for the next

    Accelerate response times to protect what matters
 The HP Security Breach
Management Solution features the new HP Forensic Readiness Service, which
helps clients get ahead of attacks before they occur. Leveraging the
knowledge of experienced HP consultants, the service helps organizations
proactively establish policies and procedures surrounding forensic
investigations. As a result, clients are equipped with the resources to
quickly gather the best-quality digital evidence in the event of an
attack and can apply these policies and procedures to gather and document
evidence when the next attack occurs.

    HP Forensic Readiness Service enables clients to:

--  Assess current policies and procedures for breach investigation to
    develop a plan detailing activities, timelines and potential
    technologies that organizations should consider to improve their
    forensic readiness.
--  Establish an appropriate forensic readiness policy to create a
    systematic, standardized and legal basis for the admissibility of
    digital evidence that may be required in the event of a formal legal
--  Understand how to best handle forensic investigations and gather
    digital evidence in the event an incident does occur.


Regain control during a breach 
 The HP Security Breach Management
Solution features services that span the entire security life cycle,
ranging from proactive planning and risk management strategies to
immediate response measures. Together, these offerings provide a holistic
approach to breach management and enable clients to reduce
security-related costs, gain greater control of the situation and lower
their exposure to risk.

    With HP Security Breach Management Solution, clients can:

--  Contain attacks immediately with HP Breach Response Service, which
    provides 24/7 expert monitoring to detect and respond to intrusions.
    In the event of a breach, HP dispatches a team of security
    professionals to the client's location to assess and investigate the
    breach and provide recommendations for reducing exposure to future
--  Develop a clear set of processes and policies for the collection and
    analysis of evidence following security incidents with HP Digital
    Forensic Services.
--  Adhere to regulatory compliance for use in legal investigations and
    audits following an incident by leveraging HP e-Disclosure and
    e-Discovery Services, which help organizations develop tight policies
    and processes for capturing and logging data.
--  Collect, log, sort and filter relevant security events with HP
    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Services, which
    leverage HP ArcSight offerings, to enable IT security operations to
    identify threats and protect systems against them.
--  Mitigate the consequences of data loss or deletion through designing
    and implementing processes for backup and recovery with HP Data
    Recovery Services.


Additional information about the HP Security Breach Management
Solution is available at www.hp.com/services/security-breach-management.

    Pricing and availability 
 The HP Security Breach Management Solution is
a set of services than can be purchased separately. All services are, or
will soon be, available worldwide, and pricing is based on consultancy

    HP's premier Americas client event, HP Discover, takes place June 10-12
in Las Vegas.

    About HP
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meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The
world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that
spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT
infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is
available at http://www.hp.com.

    (1) The Ponemon Institute (sponsored by HP), "Cost of Cyber Crime Study,"
December 2012. 

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