Indicators that there are Data Breaches on Your Network
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 are not of the signs that all is not well with the company network. In most cases, cybercrime begins by replacement, deletion, modification and changing of files on the network. The cybercriminals can change files within a very short time in their exfiltration expedition. It would be critical to figure out real time monitoring of the network especially for a company that deals with high end data. It would also be modest to focus on distinguishing between data breaches on the network as well as normal operations of the network. It would be critical to work with an expert who is updated with the most recent exfiltration technology by cybercriminals.
Another a sign that all is not well with the network includes instances where the internet is extremely slow. An instance of slow abnormally very slow internet may be yet another sign that there is data breach and hence the need to move fast to secure the network. 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.
There are also instances where there tends to be tampering of the devices. In a case where a given device tends to run after it was initially switched off, it indicates a flag no one should ignore. In a case where there are antivirus warnings, popup messages, and funny browser toolbars, there are high chances that there is a virus that may be intercepting data. In such a case, it would be wise for one to have an expert check the devices within the shortest time possible.