Doing Security The Right Way

Indicators that there are Data Breaches on Your Network

It tends to be disturbing for any company or business to come to learn that there is a data breach on its networks. 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.

Among the first signal that all is not well with the network would include critical file changes. Most of the cybercriminals tend to change, modify, replace, delete, or alter files with the intention of prolonging the detection. Depending on the criminal in question the changes can take only a few minutes to make these changes and may need the organization to be actively monitoring to detect such changes. 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. To a layman technician, exfiltration may look like normal activities and hence the need to work with an expert who can easily identify the irregularities and work
on them towards securing data.

It would also be essential for one to be wary of unusually slow internet or even devices. The moment the internet is so slow may be an indication that all is not well. Among the best decisions one can make include reporting to the experts with an intention of investigation of the network in question as well as company’s devices. The most probable causes of slow internet tends to include a virus on the network, a virus or even outbound traffic.

Device tampering may be yet another sign that there is a data breach. It is a great red flag where a device is found on after it was initially switched off. You would also be alarmed the moment there are fake antivirus warnings, popup messages, or even weird browser toolbars. It would be safe for one to make sure that he or she has the devices checked by an expert before moving on to work with the device in question.