Cyber Security Tip #2: What to do if you get hacked!

How to deal with being hacked!

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 immediately 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 or company, immediately. The faster they address the attack – and determine the extent of the data, applications, and machines compromised – the better your chances are of preventing much bigger problems. They should immediately be going to work on containing the attack and conducting a full scan of your network.

Based on what they discover, they 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).

Cybercrime is at an all-time high, and hackers are setting their sights on small and medium businesses who are “low hanging fruit.” Don’t be their next victim!

Robert Mueller, then the FBI Director, put it this way in an address at a major information security conference in 2012: “I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be. And even they are converging into one category: companies that have been hacked and will be hacked again.”

We pride ourselves on, that thus far, none of our clients have been breached by ransomware, hackers, or viruses.

If you are concerned that your business doesn’t have the right procedures and protocols in place and are also concerned about your overall security situation. Please reach out to us to see how REAL Solutions Technologies can help secure your network!