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Respond to cybersecurity incidents

Respond to cybersecurity incidents for businesses and startups

Responding when a cyber security incident occurs is a concern for many businesses and startups when starting a business. If you are also having this difficulty, don’t ignore the information we share below.

Overview of cybersecurity and its importance for businesses

What is the concept of network security?

Cybersecurity (also known as network security) is a field that focuses on protecting network systems, data and information resources from threats and unauthorized access. It includes technical, management and physical measures to ensure the security, integrity and availability of information.

Why is cybersecurity important for businesses?

In the digital age, network security plays an extremely important role for businesses. Some main reasons include:

  • Protect intellectual property: Businesses own a lot of valuable information such as business secrets, customer data, research data… Cyber security helps protect these assets from being stolen.
  • Maintain business operations: Network systems and data are the foundation for business operations. A cyber attack can lead to disruption of operations, seriously affecting a business’s revenue and reputation.
  • Comply with the law: Many countries have enacted laws on personal data protection, requiring businesses to have appropriate data security measures. Violations of cybersecurity laws can lead to sanctions such as fines and even business closures.

Identify common types of cybersecurity incidents

What is a cyber attack?

Cyber attack is the act of intentionally infiltrating, sabotaging the network system or stealing business data for the purpose of profit or harm. Cyber attacks can be carried out in many different forms, including phishing attacks, malware attacks, denial of service attacks…

Data leaks and consequences

A data leak is an incident that accidentally or intentionally exposes sensitive business information to the outside, such as customer data, financial data, or business secrets. Data leaks can cause many serious consequences for businesses. These include loss of reputation, financial loss, loss of competitive advantage, fines…

Other forms of attacks that businesses need to know

In addition to the common forms of attack mentioned above, businesses also need to pay attention to a number of other forms of attack. Such as social network attacks, supply chain attacks, ransomware attacks… Understanding these forms helps businesses proactively take security measures for their units.

Steps to respond when a cybersecurity incident occurs

Below are the basic steps in the response process when a cybersecurity incident occurs:

Step 1: Detect the problem

This is the first and most important step in the response process. Businesses need to have an effective network security monitoring system to be able to detect unusual signs early. These include sudden increases in network traffic, unauthorized access to the system, or altered data.

Step 2: Assess the severity

After detecting an incident, it is necessary to evaluate the severity of the incident to determine appropriate remedial measures. The severity of the incident can be assessed based on factors such as the amount of data affected, the sensitivity of the data, and the impact of the incident on business operations.

Step 3: Troubleshoot

Depending on the severity of the problem, different remedies can be applied. For example, if only a small amount of data is affected, it may be possible to restore the data from a backup. If the network system is attacked, it is necessary to isolate the infected system to prevent the spread of malicious code.

Step 4: System recovery

After troubleshooting, it is necessary to restore the system and data to a normal state. The restoration process needs to be done carefully and precisely to avoid causing further damage.

Step 5: Reevaluate and update security measures

After troubleshooting, it is necessary to reassess the effectiveness of existing security measures and update necessary measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. Businesses also need to raise cybersecurity awareness for employees and regularly update security patches for software and operating systems.

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Develop a cyber security prevention plan for businesses

Nowadays, many businesses have difficulty protecting information against complex threats. Therefore, we can refer to some effective and cost-saving solutions such as:

  • Develop information security policy
  • Seek expert advice when faced with security threats.
  • Training to raise user awareness.
  • Apply technology solutions such as anti-virus software, firewalls, encryption, etc. Help prevent, detect and handle cyber attacks.
  • You can hire experts to test and evaluate information security.

Cyber security laws and regulations

Current legal regulations on network security

Currently, Vietnam has many legal documents related to cybersecurity, including:

  • Law on Cyber Security 2018.
  • Decree 53/2022/ND-CP guiding the Law on Cyber Security.
  • Circular 15/2020/TT-BTTTT guides regulations on cybersecurity for information systems providing social network services on the internet.

Legal consequences when violating network security

Violating cybersecurity regulations can lead to many serious consequences, including:

  • Fine: Violating individuals and organizations can be fined up to billions of dong.
  • Criminal prosecution: Serious violations can be criminally prosecuted according to the Penal Code.
  • Forced to suspend or terminate operations: Violating businesses may be forced to suspend or terminate operations.
  • Loss of reputation and honor: Cyber security violations can cause damage to the reputation and honor of individuals, organizations and businesses.

Cyber security consulting for businesses from leading experts at Kounselly!

Kounselly is proud to be a platform connecting businesses with leading cybersecurity experts in Vietnam. With a team of experienced experts and in-depth knowledge, Kounselly provides comprehensive cybersecurity consulting services, helping businesses:

  • Risk assessment: Identify potential threats to business networks and data.
  • Build a network security strategy: Plan to effectively protect network systems and data.
  • Implement security measures: Install antivirus software, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS/IPS), and other security measures.
  • Raise awareness of cyber security for employees: Provide employees with knowledge about cyber security, potential threats and how to protect the network system.

Above are some shares about responding when a security incident occurs. Hope it can help you recover from the cybersecurity incident and continue to have your own development path.


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