In today’s world, a data breach is inevitable even with all of the advanced security strategies in place. While you shouldn’t stop trying to proactively protect your business, you need an incident response plan in place and ready to implement. Your reputation may take a hit at first, but there are things businesses can do to restore it.
Here’s a few things you can do to keep your reputation in tact after an attack:
#1: Identify a data breach and isolate the threat immediately.
Keep the damage small. The longer a threat stays on your network, the more harm it will cause. Cyber criminals will continue to collect more and more sensitive data while living on the network. Unfortunately, many companies are unaware that they’ve been hacked until it’s too late.
There are tools available for businesses to help detect threats and disconnect the infection from the rest of the network (you can book a Discovery Call with us to discuss further).
#2: Notify employees and clients.
Be as transparent as possible with your clients and staff. Don’t try to hide it. Let them know what’s going on and what you’re doing to rectify the situation. Once everything has been resolved, update your clients on your plan to protect them moving forward.
If the breach goes public, then you probably need to make a public statement. This will help assure your future clients that doing business with you is safe.
#3: Revisit your security strategy.
Once the threat has been remediated, it’s time to revisit your current security strategy to see where the failure occurred and what you can do to make sure it never happens again. Every business should have a multi-layered security approach in place.
#4: Ensure you have the right cyber liability insurance coverage.
Cyber liability insurance is necessary due to the increase in cyber attacks and the number of businesses falling victim. Look for a policy that also covers reputation management and public relations services.
Don’t have an incident response plan? Concerned about your current security strategy? Our CEO Phillip Long is a cybersecurity expert with multiple certifications and years of experience.
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