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Tips for protecting your business against cyber extortion

Maria Korolov | Aug. 25, 2015
Tips for protecting your organization from extortion

Update security software patches in a timely manner. Regularly maintaining security protections on your operating system is vital to them being effective over time.

9. Down with DDoS

Invest in protection against distribution denial-of-service attacks. It is important to have the ability to avoid or absorb attacks meant to overwhelm or degrade your systems.

10. Fast Response Plan

Put a plan in place to manage a data breach. If a breach occurs, there should be a clear protocol for which an employee is managing the situation, and what action should be taken, such as informing the insurance provider and so on.

11. Keep Your Insurance Current

Protect your business with insurance coverage designed to address cyber risks. Insurance coverage typically includes liability protection when individuals who have been affected hold a company responsible for information compromised and will help pay for a company’s cost in dealing with a breach.

 

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