What to do when hackers attack

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With cybercrime flourishing, it is becoming increasingly common for commercial organisations to experience security breaches such as unwanted intrusions to their networks and virus infections. Martin Baldock of Data Genetics International (DGI) offers some practical cyber defence suggestions.

The 2008 BERR/PwC security survey found that 21% of organisations had suffered virus attacks and 13% experienced unauthorised network access during the previous 12 months.

"While it ought to be considered as poor practice if the company is the victim of hacking and remedial efforts must be brutal, handling the cyber attack correctly at the time of the incident is even more crucial," says Baldock.

Cyber attacks can either take the form of insider activity involving a breach of trust from...

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