Why would hackers target my business?
Cybercrime has evolved into a business, where cybercriminals can purchase products on the dark web to launch full-scale cyber attacks. In this rapidly evolving threat environment, organizations need a proactive approach to IT security services versus dealing with security incidents after they happen.
There are a few common reasons why an organization could become a target of a coordinated attack. The direct financial incentive is the most prevalent reason, either through direct theft or ransomware. Another reason is corporate espionage, including theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property.
What does Bulletproof’s Security Incident Response Team do after a data breach?
Once we confirm that there is a security issue, our team will:
- identify the compromised systems
- recover lost or locked data
- provide investigation and containment of the breach, and
- rapidly remediate the incident.
On average, how long does it take before a business notices a breach has occurred, prior to engaging IT security services?
It takes approximately half a year between when the breach occurs and the detection of the breach. In fact, most organizations are made aware of a potential compromise through notification by an external party.
Is the breach limited to a single computer?
An organization that is the victim of a targeted attack is likely to have multiple internally compromised resources. Unless properly identified and scoped, it’s highly likely that a partial remediation (of a single computer for instance) will only tip off a determined attacker that they’ve been noticed. A determined and skilled operation is likely to adapt and persist.