If you believe that your system has been compromised, it is essential to promptly notify your cybersecurity team or service provider. The initial report should provide comprehensive details about your observations or any suspicious activities you have encountered.
The cybersecurity team or service provider will assess the report, gathering more information if necessary. This process involves identifying the symptoms, the potential scale of the breach, and the systems or data that may have been compromised.
Incident Categorization and Prioritization
The incident will be classified according to its nature and the impact it has on the organization. It will then be prioritized based on the severity of the incident and the critical importance of the affected systems or data.
The topmost concern is to control the breach in order to avoid any additional harm. This might include isolating impacted systems, modifying passwords, or temporarily halting specific services.
Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
A forensic analysis will be carried out to ascertain the cause of the breach and identify the weaknesses or vulnerabilities that were exploited.
Eradication and Recovery
After identifying the source of the breach, the team will eliminate the hacker's presence from your systems and address the identified vulnerabilities by patching or mitigating them. Efforts will be made to restore affected systems to their normal operation, and if feasible, any lost data will be recovered from backups.
Incident Closure and Documentation
Once the incident is resolved, it will be formally closed. All details about the incident, the response actions, and the lessons learned will be thoroughly documented for future reference.
Post-Incident Analysis and Improvement
This review will pinpoint opportunities to enhance your security posture and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. The incident response team will offer recommendations to bolster your security measures, such as updating security protocols, implementing new security tools, providing staff training, and other relevant measures.
Effective communication is paramount throughout the entire process. It is vital to provide regular updates to pertinent stakeholders, outlining the nature of the issue, the actions being taken, the anticipated timeline for the restoration of services to normalcy, and any interim steps they can take.
At this first stage, you contact us, informing about the incident. We respond and provide initial recommendations for ensuring safety and minimizing possible damage.
If ESKA is not yet your security provider, submit a request to rectify this unfortunate situation.
Our cybersecurity team begins to study the incident to understand its scale and possible consequences. This process may include system analysis, data and information gathering, and evaluation of your current protective measures.
As soon as we understand what happened, we begin to develop a strategy to eliminate the vulnerability and restore operations. This may include fixing weak points, updating protective systems, training personnel, and other necessary measures.
This stage involves the implementation of the plan proposed by our team. We work directly with your team to ensure all measures are executed correctly and effectively.
After the incident is resolved, we continue monitoring to ensure long-term security and prevent recurrence of similar incidents. We also provide reports with detailed information about the incident, completed actions, and recommendations for the future.
We conduct an analysis of what happened and draw conclusions about how to improve security processes. Based on this analysis, our team develops and offers detailed recommendations to improve your security system to prevent similar incidents in the future. These recommendations may include updating protective measures, introducing new technologies, improving processes, and training staff.
Six Signs You've Been Hacked.
The 2017 X-Force Index identified these top indicators of compromise (IOCs):
1. Unusual outbound network traffic
2. Anomalies in privileged user account activity
3. Large numbers requests for the same file
4. Geographical irregularities
5. Database extractions
6. Unexpected patching of systems
Profile network traffic patterns to gauge what's "normal" for your organization so you can better document attack tools and methods if the need arises.
How I can stop a data breache after hacking?
1. Identify The Type Of Cyber Attack
Identifying the type of attack that occurred will help you understand how the attackers gained access to your systems and what they may have done.
2. Contain And Assess
Containing and assessing the attack is a critical step in cyber attack recovery. This may involve disconnecting from the internet or taking other measures to prevent further damage, as directed by your IT provider. Assessment includes identifying any sensitive data that may have been compromised and determining the impact of the breach on your business operations.3. Stop using any infected equipment. When you discover a breach, you should immediately stop using any device that has been compromised and physically disconnect any internet connections. This will not only help preserve evidence for an investigation, but also prevent further breaches in the short term.4. Adapt Your Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Cybersecurity awareness training is an important part of preventing cyber attacks. After a cyber attack occurs, you need to review your training program and make sure it is up-to-date.
5. Conduct Frequent Data Backups
Data backups are essential for cyber attack recovery. You should conduct regular backups and store them off-site in a secure location.