It tends to be the worst fear of any cybersecurity profession to be informed by a third party entity or even by law that he or she has suffered a data breach. Due to advancement of cybercriminal technology, one would need to also figure out the best technology that would secure his or her company’s data from data breaches. One would not only have data in the wrong hands but would also lead to possible customer loss, public embarrassment among others. Trade partners for the business in question may also become skeptical about the business in question especially where the breach is highly publicized. Even when there are measures to make sure that there is no data breach, it would be essential to make sure that one identifies signs that there is any exfiltration on your network and hence figure out a way of responding on time.
File changes are not of the signs that all is not well with the company network. In most cases, cybercrime begins by replacement, deletion, modification and changing of files on the network. Depending on the criminal in question the changes can take only a few minutes to make these changes and may need the organization to be actively monitoring to detect such changes. For any company with complex IT infrastructures, it may take longer for the organization to note especially where the team in charge of data breaches is not up to task. The experts should always focus on differentiating between normal network changes and suspicious changes on the network. To a layman technician, exfiltration may look like normal activities and hence the need to work with an expert who can easily identify the irregularities and work
on them towards securing data.
It would also be essential for one to be wary of unusually slow internet or even devices. The moment the internet is so slow may be an indication that all is not well. You may, therefore, consider an immediate report and investigation of your company network or your devices the moment you not that your internet is suspiciously slower than normal. Among the possible causes of the slow internet may include a malware on the devices, a virus as well as possible outbound traffic.
One would also need to note that the devices may be tampered with as well. In a case where a given device tends to run after it was initially switched off, it indicates a flag no one should ignore. Weird browser toolbars, popup messages, and antivirus warnings may be some of the indications that your device is bugged. One would avoid interacting with the device more until an expert figures out whether it is a data breach or not.