Responding to a cyberattack

With cyberattacks on the rise, knowing how to respond when it’s your turn in the line of fire is critical to surviving the assault. Thanks in large part to the changes businesses have implemented as a result of COVID 19, we’re more vulnerable now than ever. Remote workers have created countless additional vulnerabilities. Assessing these new risks, and mitigating them to the greatest extent possible, is essential, but it’s not foolproof. Knowing what to do when you are attacked is critical to mitigating the damage.

Fortunately, there’s help to get you prepared. HHS recently published a checklist and an infographic to provide you with a roadmap to follow if you find yourself a victim of an attack. While these were created for healthcare Covered Entities and Business Associates, they apply to everyone.

Cyber Attack Quick Response Checklist


Take a look at them now. Identify what you need to put in place before an attack happens. Do you have resources and contacts at the ready when you need them? This checklist is a good start, but creating your own action plan is the next step. If you need assistance or guidance with this, we’re here to help.

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If you have any questions or if you are concerned about your organization’s cybersecurity, give us a call at (800) 970-0402. We’ll be happy to help.

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