Do you know the steps you need to take in the event of a cyber attack?
Just like in a fire drill, our cyber drill of seven emergency steps outlines process of what do in the event of a ransomware or malware attack.
Step 1: Disconnect devices
Immediately disconnect the infected device from the internet, other networks, and external storage devices to disrupt the potential spread of ransomware.
Step 2: Stop the ransomware
Use Task Manager on your computer to ‘force quit’ suspicious or unwanted activity on your device
Step 3: Malware scan and removal
Use your device’s malware scanner to find and remove any malware, including ransomware. This may take several hours.
Step 4: Note down key details
Record clear incident details while it is still fresh in your mind for better outcomes, and to assist with any professional assistance you may engage to help you.
Step 5: Contact your cyber insurance claims team
They will assist with the process. You also need to notify any other relevant stakeholders.
Step 6: Get professional assistance
Professional incident response service providers could help you with backing up your data, resetting your device(s) and restoring your files.
Step 7: Review
Review and take reasonable steps to protect your systems from future attacks. Check and complete your business continuity plan.
Our advice is to download the 7 Steps from our website, laminate it and make it visible for everyone in the office or at home to see.