Oct 24 2017

What should you do right before you’re breached?

“I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.”         -Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director

There is a simple first step to preparing your company for a breach at no cost. Malicious cyber techniques are becoming more and more sophisticated every day, and as they do, incident prevention becomes more and more difficult. The likelihood of experiencing a breach is higher than ever.

Incident Response is a crucial component of any comprehensive cybersecurity plan. When a breach occurs, time if of the essence. Here are the facts:

  • 90% of point-of-sale intrusions result in data exfiltration within minutes
  • Companies spend an average of $46,000 per day trying to recover from a breach
  • Depending on the nature of the attack, recovery for a small business can take anywhere from 2 to 54 days on average

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With the stakes so high, no business can afford to spend time searching for the right cybersecurity company and coming up with a plan after a breach has already occurred. By the time a company is identified and a plan is put into action, ten of thousands could have been lost in data, time, and dollars. Regardless of the amount a company is willing to spend on preventative measures, a response plan is a simple way to mitigate the risk posed by cyber attacks.

An easy first step is to talk to a cybersecurity company—with or without promising to spend any money—to ensure that you know whom to call when a breach inevitably occurs. This step is similar to posting a list of emergency contacts on the refrigerator for the babysitter. You may never need them, but in the event of an emergency, no time can be spared.

Layer 8 Security acknowledges the need for rapid Incident Response, and is offering a simple way for any company to gain a little peace of mind. An Incident Response Retainer requires no obligation on the part of your company, but it means that you have a plan, a pre-negotiated rate, and a team in place when a breach is discovered. You can learn more by emailing Contact@Layer8Security.com. Whether it’s us or someone else, knowing the number to call as soon as an attack takes place is an essential first step in building resilience against cyber threats.