Five Critical Steps to Handling a Security Breach

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Identify the attack

It’s important to identify which system, services and devices have been compromised. For example, corporate email, online customer login pages, shared drives, etc. Ask yourself, who is the target within your organization? Does it stem from a host on your network, or is it coming from outside your perimeter?

Don’t forget to gather information about the command and control servers that were used in the attack, e.g., IP addresses, domain names, etc.

Determine the type of attack, is it a data stealer, DDoS, remote access, etc.?

Is it targeted specifically for your company? Your industry? At a product or service you use? What was/is the agenda of the attack – economic, social, political, etc.?

We have long since passed an era when 100 percent prevention of security breaches was even remotely possible, especially when it only takes a single, seemingly harmless activity — such as an employee clicking a link, using an insecure Wi-Fi connection, or downloading a corrupted software update — to unleash a full-scale infection.

This, however, doesn’t mean your enterprise is helpless and vulnerable. On the contrary, you can dramatically improve your ability to avoid disaster and mitigate damage if you take the right actions. In this slideshow, Seculert outlines five critical steps for handling a security breach.

Seculert provides an integrated platform that identifies resident, active threats that have evaded existing perimeter defenses and breach detection systems.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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