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Lessons to learn from Lenovo’s website hack

Oh Sieng Chye, Researcher, ESET Asia-Pacific | March 9, 2015
Ultimately, the best way to avoid a data breach in your enterprise is to continuously prepare, protect and secure the organisation's network and its information, says ESET's researcher.

Another takeaway from this issue is the importance of responding to breaches quickly and effectively. While Lenovo did well to squarely accept responsibility for the vulnerability and releasing a programme to remove the software and restore affected users, many felt that their response was slightly delayed. The lingering mistrust may have contributed to the eventual website hack. This shows the importance of having a timely and transparent response to a security breach. It's crucial for enterprises of all sizes to have a data recovery and prevention plan in place which is continually reassessed and optimized.

Ultimately, the best way to avoid a data breach in your enterprise is to continuously prepare, protect and secure the organization's network and its information.Taking proactive steps such as creating a data breach notification policy for customers, training employees on proper cyber safety practices and establishing company-wide cybersecurity policies will help to minimize the impact of an attack. Such preventive measures to guard against threats ensure enterprises are on the right track to securing the company's network.

 

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