You’ve been hacked. NOW WHAT?

A cyberattack can cripple a company’s operations, but quick action can limit the damage. In the event of a security breach, here’s what you need to know.

01 November 2023

Richard Frost, Armata

No matter how diligent your organisation is when it comes to cybersecurity, there’s always the chance that you may be hacked. Look at Forrester’s round-up of the world’s biggest data breaches: local credit bureau TransUnion comes up number six on the list, with over 10 million records exposed in 2022.

“The reality is that these things will happen,” says John Kampas, the founder and CEO of EMPIST. “They happen every day, every hour; if you have identified that your business has fallen victim, the number one thing you can do is contain it. If it’s on your computer – for example, if you received a ransomware note and now you’ve lost control – unplug your computer; disconnect from the wireless network. If it’s a desktop, unplug the network cable. Do not turn it off.”

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