Heartbleed can cause fast and tremendous damage to your business if you don’t handle it appropriately.
- Heartbleed impacts the industry, which includes operating system vendors and distribution, network and security appliance vendors, independent software vendors, etc.
- Heartbleed also impacts the business by causing reputation damage, upsetting customer loyalty, and causing direct and indirect cost to data breach response.
Companies must complete their own due diligence to proactively mitigate security risks both in the short-term and long-term. They may find they need to re-evaluate their entire approach to security.