If your company successfully warded off a hacking attempt, give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back.
Many firms aren’t so lucky. Each day, scores of companies are damaged by successful breeches of their protection systems by hackers, who seem to work tirelessly to lead to damage to business systems around the world.
If your system was graded by a hacker and held up to that test ( and far more critically, if it didn’t ), it should prompt a fast review of everything you’ve got in place .
The assault was stopped this time, yes, but a careful review of your system might expose the categorical weakness the hacker was making an attempt to exploit to get access.
The worse of the two scenarios was that you got hacked, but your defenses didn’t hold up, and in this example, a review is more imperative than before. In both cases though, what you don’t want to do is to change a few passwords and call it done.
That’s equivalent to sending the hacker an inscribed invitation to return.
In all cases, the hacker was likely drawn to a particular area of your network security for a reason, and changing a password isn’t going to mend the underlying reason. It is not going to do anything to address the core problem.
The key point of weakness that the hacker perceived in your system that led on to the attempt in the first place.
That’s why the continual security audits are so significant.
That’s the reason why it’s so critical that you spend the time to see what failed ( and right ) with your safeguard system in total, and learn what thing ( or things ) you can change to make your system’s security more robust.
Better able to stand up against the next attempt, because statistics aren’t on your side, and once a hacker has your scent, it is very likely that he will return.