Today's high tech world is only moving at a faster pace and with it comes the risk of cyber attacks. Being hacked is no laughing matter and can put your business and personal life in danger.
For example, did you know that 60% of businesses that were victim of a data breach are closed within 6 months? That's just how harmful these hackers can be.
AmTrust recently put out an article to address these issues so that you know exactly how to handle being hacked should you ever find yourself in need.
Contain The Breach
Doing your best to preserve evidence is critical to assessing how the hackers got into your system and, most importantly, who the hackers are. In this time it's important not to delete anything.
Following these steps will help you limit the risk of a cyber attack in the future.
Assess The Breach
In the example of a business getting hacked, it's important to see just how far the damage reaches. Do your best to find out as much as you can about the effects of the breach.
Who has access to the infected servers, which network was it on and how was the attack initiated? If you can answer these questions by checking out the security data logs then you may be able to protect yourself moving forward. If you have any issues finding your security data logs, you are best to hire a professional to get access for you.
As always, having access to know who was affected by the breach will help you contain it. It's also very important that you use the breach as a teachable moment so that your staff is educated on your companies protocols for handling cyber attacks.
Manage the Fallout
This is the time to contact all of the involved parties. Notify your managers, employees and customers about the breach and let them know about the situation.
If you have cyber liability insurance, notify your insurance carrier. Cyber liability insurance is designed to help you recover from a cyber attack so you don't end up in the 60% of businesses that close their doors within 6 months of a breach. Having the right cyber liability insurance can help with costs associated with addressing future cyber incidents.
If you don't have a cyber liability insurance policy yet, get an online quote to get covered.