What Happens Once You’ve Been Compromised?

It’s common sense to make sure your house is protected. The main tools we use to accomplish this is locking door knobs, locking windows, security cameras, and some may have their own alarm system. You may also have a fence around your lawn, and maybe a dog in the middle of it to ward off unwanted guests. We want to keep our home safe and to feel at ease in it! But there’s no point it any of these precautions if the thief is already in your basement stealing off you each day. This may be a weird analogy, but it’s very similar to how businesses are run and how they are vulnerable.

The security policy of thousands of big businesses trying to protect their data from cyber criminals is like having a hacker in their basement. Business owners try to do the right things by installing security software, antivirus, reliable backups, dual authentication, and the list goes on! But with all this in place, it does no good if there is no response. If one of these preventative tools is triggered and something or someone has broken through the cracks, if there is no response to the hacker then it’s like opening your front door to them.

A new study shows that only a third of businesses place detection as their main priority, while two thirds say prevention is their primary focus. This means businesses could be building moats around their systems with intruders already inside.

In-house security teams may be confident in their security measures, but the data suggests that they’re too comfortable letting the tools run the show without checking in on it manually. The study reveals that more than eight in ten businesses experienced more than one data breach last year – even with good security in place.

Criminals are constantly finding ways to evade security. That tells us that we need to take a rounded approach, with strong prevention AND detection policies providing the best protection against today’s determined criminals.

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Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.