You’ve been HACKED! What’s the first thing you should do?

No matter how diligent you are about security, there’s always a chance you can get hacked. That’s why you need to put a plan in place NOW to protect yourself and your CLIENTS, so damage is minimized. But what should you do if you find out you’ve been hacked?

First, contact your IT department (us) IMMEDIATELY. The faster we can address the attack – and determine the extent of the data, applications and machines compromised – the better your chances are of preventing much bigger problems. We’ll go to work on containing the attack and conducting a full scan of your network.

To be frank, this isn’t the kind of thing an amateur or even a somewhat techie individual should tackle without speaking to an expert IT consultant who is familiar with business-level cyber security; the information at risk is just too important to gamble with and things can go very bad, very quickly if the proper measures aren’t executed correctly.

Based on what we discover, we may advise you to contact the local FBI office and your attorney. Your legal responsibilities depend greatly on the type of data accessed. For example, if medical, financial or other confidential records were stolen or accessed, you are legally responsible for notifying affected individuals that their data was compromised (your attorney can best direct you on what you need to do and how to do it).

Want help? Contact us. We’ll work with you to provide the most comprehensive protection plan that addresses all the unique aspects and vulnerabilities present in your business network.



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