Information-technology security becomes even more important when operating a business online. Of course no system is foolproof, but it’s wise to put as many safeguards in place as possible, so that hackers will look for easier targets. Some of the best practices businesses should adopt to protect their systems and data are:
Conduct a security audit to check for vulnerabilities.
Make staff aware of the important role they play in security.
Use strong and multiple passwords.
Encrypt your data.
Have security policies.
Protect your mobile work force.
Implement a multiple-security-technology solution.
Your business has been hacked. It's bad news, but it doesn't have to cripple your operation. Falling victim to a hack can be costly. But having a security recovery plan can make the process smoother and less expensive. What are the steps business should take after the breach?
First and most important step to take is to identify which systems and data were compromised and quarantine them.
Investigate the scope - Find out if the attackers have any other paths into your systems.
Contain the attack - you must lock down your systems.
Carefully collect logs and other evidence.
Analyze and evaluate the origins of the breach and the consequences of the incident.
Disclose the incident to concerned parties and notify law enforcement agencies.
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