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Quick glossary: Cybersecurity attack response and mitigation

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  • Published March 2, 2020
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Your computer network is under constant attack. The hard reality is that one of those cyberattacks will succeed, and you better be prepared. This quick glossary from TechRepublic Premium explains the terminology used by security experts as they attempt to reduce the damage caused by a successful attack. Familiarity with the terminology will help you save and protect your sensitive business data.

Introduction:

It is unfortunate, but the reality you must come to terms with is that your computer network is under attack—right now. To make matters worse, regardless of what steps you have taken to block those attacks, at some point, an individual or individuals with malicious criminal intent will overcome your best efforts, breach your security, enter your network, and put your data at risk. It will happen.

The inevitability of such a successful attack requires businesses of all sizes to have a comprehensive response and risk mitigation plan. Not having a comprehensive response and risk mitigation plan is irresponsible, dangerous, and, frankly, dumb—don’t be dumb.

There are dozens of procedures, protocols, policies, and systems that can, and should, be deployed before a successful attack occurs. These tools, just by their existence on the computer network, could save a business millions of dollars in damages.

This quick glossary explains the terminology used by security experts as they attempt to reduce the damage caused by a successful attack. Familiarity with the terminology will help you save and protect your sensitive business data during the next attack.

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