Five Critical Steps to Handling a Security Breach

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Disinfect

Now that the infection has been quarantined, it's time to get out your rubber gloves. Compare pre-infection and post-infection backups. Start with the most critical systems first. Remember that a network breach is considered a crime, so try not to destroy valuable evidence.

Tip: Make safe, stable copies of any illegal content and store on an isolated system, preventing accidental re-infection. Consult with your corporate legal counsel and ensure that you have the most up to date and accurate advice.

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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