Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Computer Network Security - Responding to a rooted attack

World has an article on responding to a network attack. From the article:

Facing the limelight is part of the way IT executives' jobs are getting more challenging as a result of new rules to report private data breaches. There's also the other work involved - the investigations, repairs and notifications arising from data breaches that expose personal information. In all, 80 such breaches went public between Feb. 15 and Sept. 29, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

While IT executives don't seem to be losing their jobs over the rising number of publicly reported breaches, their companies are experiencing severe losses, starting with an exodus of customers and customer loyalty. According to a September survey of 10,000 adults conducted by the Ponemon Institute, a privacy research organization, 19% of respondents ended their relationships with companies reporting breaches, and 58% say they have lost trust.

Hackers are everywhere. You need to protect yourself and fight aggressively. Don't let these cowards get you. Safe guard your systems today!

In another article, Network World has following to say

2. Do a forensics backup
3. Inform affected parties
4. Make repairs and harden your system


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