Network security is one of the most important parts of keeping your company’s data safe. However, no network is completely invulnerable to hacking, malware, and other malicious intrusions. A network breach could be your worst case scenario, but what happens next? Here’s what you can do.
Find the Source
First of all, you will want to discover what the breach affected. What data was compromised? Before you can do anything else, you need to know what information was taken. Changing all of your passwords across all of your accounts is the next logical step to take because you don’t want the same network breach to happen again.
Creating new passwords means you should try some combination of numbers, letters, and symbols you’ve never used before. Using a single standard password might be easier to remember, but if you do that you run the risk of another network breach. That means you should mix it up and keep a list or spreadsheet of the newly assigned email and password credentials. Two-factor authentication can also reduce the number of attempts by unauthorized users to access your network, as well as adding an additional layer of security.
Monitor for Fraud
News of network breaches and data leaks can affect customer confidence and ruin your company’s public image. To make sure another incident like this doesn’t happen again, you will need to monitor for future fraud. Get in touch with the banks and other financial firms that oversee your payroll or accounts. You must track all of the transactions that have taken place in your name, both with credit cards and debit cards. When you tell the bank you work with that you have been a victim of fraud; they can return the money and cancel any penalty charges against you. You’ll also need to make sure you don’t become a victim of identity theft.
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