California SB 1386 became effective in on 1st July 2003, amending
civil codes 1798.29, 1798.82 and 1798.84.. It is a serious bill, with far
it requires an agency, person or business that conducts business in California
and owns or licenses computerized 'personal information' to disclose any breach
of security (to any resident whose unencrypted data is believed to have been
mandates various mechanisms and procedures with respect to many aspects of this
scenario, subject also to other defined provisions.
this is a complex matter, requiring serious consideration and planning by all
those affected. However, having stated this, the process need not be a drama in
itself. As complex as it is, a toolkit has been developed to assist all those
charged with the responsibility of addressing the requirements of the bill:
The SB 1386 Compliance Management Toolkit
This is a collection of four items designed specifically to help you manage
SB1386 more effectively and efficiently. Part of its remit is to help you
understand those requirements, but it is also intended in part to help you avoid
having to 're-invent the wheel' in terms of the steps necessary to comply.
SB1386 Compliance Toolkit includes the following:
An Introduction To SB 1386: A 150 Foil
presentation introduces SB 1386 is detail. It describes the history/background
and the requirements of the bill, explains who it effects and what personal
information actually is, defines a security breach, and explains who must
be notified and how. For further depth, it explains a range of information
security issues, covering some of the most likely areas of concern.
Sample Foils and Additional Information
A Computer Security Incident
MS-Word based document is designed to become your Incident Response
Procedures Manual. It not only explains the steps required prior, during
and after an incident, but provides detailed forms to enable you to populate
the manual for your own specific needs. It is intended to help guide you
through any incident, however serious.
Media Handling Kit
a framework and manual for management of the media in the event of serious
incident or crisis. This extensive 142 page MS-Word document not only explains
what is needed, but offers invaluable information on how to deliver the right
message. It is written in an easy to understand style, and even includes a
range of worksheets and forms to work from, to enable the document to evolve
into a full notification procedures manual.
Sample Pages and
Introductory Presentation in PDF Format
the above PowerPoint presentation is provided in standard PDF format, to
enable easy transfer and distribution within your own organization.
The SB 1386 Management Toolkit is designed to serve
as an essential aid to any organization seeking to address this important
bill. It is intended not only to ease the path to compliance, but to deliver a
much better understanding of the bill itself.
The whole toolkit,
including all the items described above, can now be downloaded and purchased for
only $199, via our SB1386 Purchase Page.