|The biggest mistake in times like these is the lack of awareness. Don’t be fooled into thinking employees won’t take company data such as customer databases, engineering or research information to their next employer. If an employee has the opportunity to download company information, most likely they will.
Be prepared to cut off user names, passwords, and remote access. And if the person was in IT and had administration rights, speed is of the essence. Put measures in place to validate the security of your data to ensure the user cannot get back into your systems. With all that said, if the employee feels they will be laid off, your information might already be gone.
In the event you feel you’re at risk, do you have incident response and forensics plans in place? Think of it this way: If you have flammable objects on-site, you better have the number of the closest fire station on speed dial to save your assets from getting burned. Quick actions are also critical when it comes to unauthorized intrusions. Have a company ready to engage, like NCX Group, to determine the point of entry, how the attack occurred, and what information the attacker gained access to. The better prepared your organization is to respond, the better chance it will have to minimize the damage.
We have clearly seen an increase in forensics engagements and it’s unlikely they will subside soon. NCX Group welcomes the opportunity to help you discover the vulnerabilities within your systems and plan for the contingencies brought on by the reality of today’s
Please visit our web site at www.ncxgroup.com to learn more about our Incident Response and Computer Forensics area of practice.
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NCX Group, Inc. is a leading information risk management firm specializing in the assessment and mitigation of risk associated with today’s technologies and business processes.