Home Group – United Kingdom



Exploit: Unauthorized database access
Home Group: Housing association

Risk to Small Business: 2 = Severe: Hackers gained access to a limited subset of customer data that includes personally identifiable information. The breach was detected by a third-party cybersecurity expert, and the company was able to repair the issue in 90 minutes. Unfortunately, the rapid response time wasn’t enough to protect the information for thousands of their customers who now have to grapple with the long-term effects of a data breach. At the same time, Home Group will likely face intense regulatory scrutiny under GDPR’s data protection guidelines.

Individual Risk: 2.28 = Severe: The data breach compromised customer names, addresses, and contact information, but financial data was not accessible to hackers. This information can quickly spread on the Dark Web, and those impacted by the breach should enroll in identity monitoring services that can help detect data misuse.

Customers Impacted: 4,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: The cost of a data breach continues to increase, and legal penalties are one of the most significant drivers of these expenses. Since the regulatory landscape is quickly moving towards more stringent requirements along with more costly consequences, every company should ensure that their cybersecurity posture is ready to address today’s threats and tomorrow’s vulnerabilities.

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Service Starter Mid Expert Enterprise
Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live Notifications & Reporting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Onboarding Session with our Success Team Yes Yes Yes Yes
Monitor all users (up to XX) 150+
Monitored Domain Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Domains No 1 3 5
Personal Email Addresses (Gmail / Icloud etc) No 10 30
Monitored Router IP & Device IP Breach No Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated Account Manager No No Yes Yes
Fully managed Service No No No Yes
Go Phishing No No No Yes
Staff Training No No No Yes
PCM (If paid monthly) £45 £75 £150 N/A
PCM (If paid annually 20% discount) £36 £60 £120 N/A
Annual 20% discount for annual transaction £432 £720 £1440 Call
Annual Saving £180 £180 £360 Call
1 Additional Domain £25 £25 £25
Add Additional 10 Personal Emails £25 £25 £25