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Network Breached? Ask Yourself these 3 Questions within the First 48 Hours


In an article for, Peter Cheney, the director of cybersecurity at independent global risk and strategic consulting firm Control Risks, has identified three essential questions that he believes enterprises must ask within the first 48 hours after a network breach:

1. What is the specific nature of the breach?

Enterprises must quickly and accurately determine when the network breach occurred, how it happened, what assets, devices and endpoints have been compromised, what data has been stolen, and perhaps most importantly of all in an era of multi-phase attacks: whether the breach is still unfolding and, if so, what will likely happen next.

“The more information crisis managers have about the situation, the more apparent it will be how to deal with it,” writes Cheney. “The public, the media and customers may be forgiving if the breach resulted from a new and unforeseen piece of malware. They will be less forgiving if the issue continues or happens again, or if...(continued)

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