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Uh-oh… virtually all businesses have been affected by this. Has yours?

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A report recently found that a massive 98% of all businesses have experienced at least one breach of their data stored in the cloud, over the past 18 months.

What? That’s almost ALL businesses.

Has yours been affected? A breach could be something as small as an employee losing a device that’s still logged into a cloud account… right up to a hacker getting full access to your data.

This is why every business should prepare an incident response checklist. It’s your way of thinking through in advance what you’ll do when a problem happens.

This will help you minimise damage. And recover from any breach, quickly.

Here are several things that must go in your plan:

  • Key people: Who will be responsible for actioning the plan? Which people will play crucial roles once the plan has been triggered?
  • Internal communication: Keep a list of everyone who needs to be notified, as well as details of how their job will be impacted
  • Alternative communication methods: If your email or VoIP goes down, how will you let your clients know that there may be a service impact?
  • Document: Record all of the details of the issue, and the actions your people have taken. This should include identifying the nature of the breach

There’s a lot that goes into this kind of plan. Can we help you think through all the implications and pull together your plan?

Did you know?

Did you know… 65% of people reuse passwords?

While 92% of people know it’s a risk to reuse passwords, 65% of them still do it anyway.

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The problem with reusing passwords is when one account is compromised; many other accounts can be too. Hackers will try email and password combinations they know have worked elsewhere.

The answer to combatting this in your business is giving everyone a password manager. This will generate random passwords for them, remember them, and even auto fill them.

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