What is an Incident Response?
Incident Response is typically practiced by businesses but it’s also an important practice for personal consumers. Incident Response is a set of procedures and steps taken to react to, respond to, and recover from a cyberattack. Questions including who to contact, what to lock down, and what to do or change are best answered before an incident occurs
Here are some things to remember:
- Once you determine and confirm that an incident occurred, don’t panic! Begin with resetting email, banking and other passwords that secure personally identifiable information (or PII). Passwords should not be easy to guess. A good practice: Use whole sentences/phrases.
- Have important contact numbers for credit agencies, your Bank, your IT service professional and the local authorities.
- Report any online fraud to the Federal Trade Commission’s site https://reportfraud.ftc.gov
- Report other online scams including email phishing, malware, ransomware etc. to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center web site https://www.ic3.gov
Information is power and knowing is half the battle. Keep your information safe and always be careful when downloading and running apps on your device. Always keep them updated and use your smartphone’s privacy setting to further manage your personal security. Let First National Bank LI help you stay one step ahead when it comes to cybersecurity. For more helpful info visit our Cybersecurity Center!