Common Warnings for Data Breaches
It tends to be the worst fear of any cybersecurity profession to be informed by a third party entity or even by law that he or she has suffered a data breach. Even with the growth of technology towards securing data and minimizing risk, some organizations tend to become victims of exfiltration of sensitive data from their system which can last for weeks or even months. It is also unfortunate to note that data breaches not only lead to landing of data into unsafe hands but also tends to cause public embarrassment, possible customer defection as well as possible deterioration of trade bonds with potential and current trade partners. Trade partners for the business in question may also become skeptical about the business in question especially where the breach is highly publicized. It would be critical to making sure that, there is no data breach something that demands continuous monitoring of the network.
File changes tend to be one of the signal that there is data breach in the company in question. Most of the cybercriminals tend to change, modify, replace, delete, or alter files with the intention of prolonging the detection. Changing of files tends to take a very little time and hence the need to figure out the best way to secure the network. It would be critical to figure out real time monitoring of the network especially for a company that deals with high end data. In that case, it would be critical difference between normal changes and data breaches. An organization would, therefore, need a technical organization that can deal with such sensitive issues that can easily identify neutral and positive changes from negative changes as fast as possible.
One would also need to be alarmed especially in a case where the internet is extremely slow. The moment the internet is so slow may be an indication that all is not well. You would need to make sure that both the network and the devices as well checked by an expert to avoid instances where you allow more access to data by the criminals. Among the possible causes of the slow internet may include a malware on the devices, a virus as well as possible outbound traffic.
One would also need to note that the devices may be tampered with as well. In a case where a given device tends to run after it was initially switched off, it indicates a flag no one should ignore. You would also be alarmed the moment there are fake antivirus warnings, popup messages, or even weird browser toolbars. One would avoid interacting with the device more until an expert figures out whether it is a data breach or not.