The tell-tale signs that your network has been hacked are all too familiar, or at least they should be. You may think it’s just a fluke (don’t we always get bombarded with pop-ups?), but if your systems seem more sluggish than usual, you notice unauthorized content posted on your website, or passwords have been changed without authorization, chances are your network’s been hacked. Don’t panic! It’s important to remain calm, retain your professional demeanor, and act decisively.
In addition to seeking guidance from a data security professional, follow these five steps for quickly responding to and recovering from a network attack.