A company office was broken into over the weekend. The office manager contacts the IT security group to provide details on which servers were stolen. The security analyst determines one of the stolen servers contained a list of customer PII information, and another server contained a copy of the credit card transactions processed on the Friday before the break-in. In addition to potential security implications of information that could be gleaned from those servers and the rebuilding/restoring of the data on the stolen systems, the analyst needs to determine any communication or notification requirements with respect to the incident. Which of the following items is MOST important when determining what information needs to be provided, who should be contacted, and when the communication needs to occur.
A. Total number of records stolen
B. Government and industry regulations
C. Impact on the reputation of the company’s name/brand
D. Monetary value of data stolen