What You Should Do

 
 
By Larry Dignan  |  Posted 2003-03-06 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Hack Prevention

  1. Think ahead. Establish clear policies in case of an intrusion and create an emergency response team.
  2. Find your footprint. Create a clear map of your hardware, software and files so you know what your network looks like in a normal state. It will help you see what changed in the event of a hack.
  3. Contact allies. Touch base with law enforcement before an emergency as well as immediately after a hack.
  4. Contain the damage. If hit, disconnect the compromised system from the network.
  5. Rebuild, rearchitect. As you work through recovery, consider a different architecture to prevent future attacks.



 
 
 
 
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Larry formerly served as the East Coast news editor and Finance Editor at CNET News.com. Prior to that, he was editor of Ziff Davis Inter@ctive Investor, which was, according to Barron's, a Top-10 financial site in the late 1990s. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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