Effectively Manage and Control a Data Breach

PREVENTION ISN’T ENOUGH

Most companies spend ample time and money developing Policies and Procedures to prevent security breaches and data loss, yet few devote the same energy to developing a contingency plan for handling a breach, if one occurs.

An Incident Response Plan informs departments on how to correctly respond to a network attack or loss of data. Along with Security Awareness Training, developing an Incident Response Plan should be part of every organization's IT security toolkit. 

MegaplanIT will create a comprehensive Incident Response Plan (IRP) for your organization that will educate and inform staff at all levels on how to securely handle and protect their data in the event of a security breach.

Types of IT Security Incidents:

The goal of an IRP is the maintenance of commercial continuity in the face of a disruption. Having to deal with a data breach or a hacker is bad enough on its own, but when the incident is disruptive enough to cause the loss of a sale or potential customer, it can be disastrous. Having a detailed IRP in place will enable staff to keep the lights on and continue to bring in revenue during any of the following security breaches.

CRITICAL INFORMATION LEAK
Cybercriminals target sensitive data including financial statements, intellectual property, and credit card information.
PHISHING AND SMISHING
Email Phishing is a scam intended to steal credentials, such as usernames and passwords. Smishing has the same goal and is run through SMS.
TRADEMARK / COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Unauthorized third-party use of your company’s legally trademarked products or marketing materials is a potentially reputation-damaging violation.
SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACKS
Awareness is the best defense against social engineers. Broad topics include password policies, building access, security badge policies, and use of two-factor authentication for protecting information stored in the workplace.
WEBSITE ATTACK AND DDOS
Hackers may attempt to overload your server (DDoS) or cause another disruption to your website that could affect business continuity.
MALICIOUS NETWORK ACCESS
Maintaining control of your organization’s network devices is vital to preventing those “man in the middle” attacks.
WORM OR VIRUS INFECTION
Malicious code planted in your systems can cause widespread damage if left undetected or uncontained. Fast response is critical.
WINDOWS-BASED INTRUSION
MS Windows is the biggest OS target in the world, so it's no surprise that hackers have found many ways to exploit the software.
UNIX AND LINUX-BASED INTRUSION
UNIX may operate your hardware architecture while Linux hums along on your PC, but they are both susceptible to attack if not properly secured.
MALWARE DETECTION
With the rise of smartphones and 'always on' connectivity, malware is a constant presence (and threat). Early detection is key.
BLACKMAIL
Any form of blackmail is illegal, but hackers have been known to demand a ransom from company owners to 'free' an infected system.
INTERNAL ABUSES
Employees also represent a real security threat. Whether intentional or not, staff members can create vulnerabilities with ease.
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