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Tips for dealing with cyberattacks

On behalf of Kadish & Associates Law Group posted in Closely Held Businesses on Monday, June 22, 2015.

The federal government and Fortune 500 companies are not the only entities that have to worry about cyber-security breaches. With the number of cyber attacks affecting businesses of all sizes across different industries, it is important for small businesses to be just as vigilant in protecting themselves.

After all, in order to meet their potential, startup companies must show that they are just as capable of responding quickly to cyber attacks and are well versed in protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access.  Because of this, it is essential to be prepared for the worst. With that, this post will highlight a few options.

  • Create a comprehensive response plan – It is one thing to have updated security systems and programs to limit access to sensitive information, but these days, it may not be enough. Because of this, companies should  have a comprehensive plan for responding to cyber attacks and security breaches as quickly as possible.
  • Continually monitor threats – The threats that may cause the most trouble are those that continually evolve over time. Because of this, continually monitoring threats is critical to maintaining the integrity of your protection systems.
  • Develop plans to protect sensitive information  – Most prudent business owners understand the importance of protecting sensitive information. However, developing plans to protect such information may go by the waste side. Whether it is simply client information or a company’s trade secrets, creating and implementing plans to protect information is critical.

The preceding is not legal advice. If you have questions about the best ways to protect protecting sensitive data, an experienced attorney can help.

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