Data breaches and hacking attempts are a part of life in the modern business world. Do you know how to respond when you suspect you’ve been hacked?
Did you know it takes most businesses up to 6 months to find out that they’ve experienced a data breach?
That’s why cybersecurity is about more than prevention – it’s about intelligence and response as well. You need to know when an attack has been attempted, just as much as you need to know when an attack has been successful.
Would you know if your data has been breached?
Cybercriminals are very good at causing trouble and making it difficult for businesses to detect that they have been hacked until long after the fact. That’s why proactive, preventative measures are the best approach to keeping a company’s data, networks, and systems secure.
If you think you may have been the victim of ransomware, phishing, or another type of cybercrime, your first step is to get in touch with your IT support immediately. If you haven’t already, don’t hesitate to hire professional cybersecurity experts to handle your breach response processes. Hardening your systems against attacks and thereby making yourself a harder target for cybercriminals is absolutely critical.
Regular monitoring is the most effective way to detect a potential cyberattack. However, there are certain common tactics cybercriminals employ which are easy to spot if a business remains alert for their signs. These include:
A thorough check of any system event logs will also record confirmation of intrusion attempts. These can be found in a number of places including the logs for a company’s firewall, anti-virus, and web filtering services. A combination of these protocols and a partnership with a team of cybersecurity professionals are the best way to keep your data, systems, and networks protected against the threat of cybercriminals.
Don’t wait until a cybercriminal attacks to find out whether your cybersecurity is truly effective – let NexgenTec show you right now.
Our team will help you figure out precisely what you don’t know about your cybersecurity, carrying out robust cybersecurity testing and recommending best practices and proven solutions to address any vulnerabilities that could put you at risk.