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The First Thing You Should Do if You Fall Victim to a Cyber-Attack

No matter how diligent you are about security, nobody is immune to cyber-attacks completely.  Security is made to reduce risks and mitigate the impacts of cyber-attacks, but there isn’t anything we can do to completely eliminate the threat. So what do you do in the event that you or your organization becomes a victim? 

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 work with you to remediate the issue and come up with strategies to potentially prevent these incidents from occurring again in the future, if possible. 

But IT support response is just one part of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery. Every organization that cares about the organizational impact of any technology problem should put together an internal plan to manage these threats with both IT support and internal staff.  

Staff needs to know how to communicate that an incident has occurred, and sometimes management needs to determine if third parties require communication, or come up with alternative work plans, etc. 

Consider developing your own Incident Response and Disaster Recovery plans now, before an incident occurs and leaves you scrambling without a clear approach moving forward.  DP Solutions can help!  

Download our Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual for more tips on what to do if you become infected.