What to do when you’re hacked

Whether malicious or accidental, data breaches can happen to companies of all sizes.

When a breach is identified, it’s important to act quickly but calmly. Read on for some key steps to take to keep your company on the right side of the law.

Inform the ICO

Once you’ve discovered a data breach, you’ll have 72-hours to report it to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office). The report should include when you identified the breach, when you believe it occurred along with the data involved, and its level of sensitivity.

Make data subjects aware

You must also inform data subjects when their personal information was exposed in a breach.

Provide as many details as possible on the data compromised in the event and let them know of your actions to resolve the issue. Offer them guidance to protect themselves from misuse of their data or financial details.

Investigate and remediate

Look into how the breach happened, and take any steps necessary to ensure it won’t occur again. Enhance your security with technical assistance if you were attacked, and retrain your staff if the breach occurred because of negligence.

From ensuring your enterprise and employees remain safe from possible threats, to helping you remain alert in safeguarding your data, we provide complete cyber security solutions.

Additionally, we can help you complete your Cyber Essentials accreditation to ensure you have the correct protocols in place to keep you safe from any cyber criminal activity.

Reach out to us today at 127 Solutions to reduce the risk of a data breach for your business.