You’ve Been HACKED! What’s the First Thing You Should Do?

 

There’s always a chance that IT security will be breached, and one way to make a bad situation worse is not knowing the standard operating procedure when it happens. First, contact your IT personnel. The faster they can address the hack and figure out its extent, the better served you’ll be. Next, understand that there are legal ramifications to being hacked; if valuable data has been compromised, you’ll have to notify the individuals in question as well as the FBI. Remember, the faster you act, the better it will be.