Why Your Business Needs To Prepare For A Cyber Attack


Technology has dramatically changed the way we live our lives. Most of us have a smartphone, computer, or tablet within arms reach nearly all the time. Our increased reliance on technology to exchange and store information has created an infinite amount of data, but with it, an increase in cyber attacks and privacy related incidents. As technology and data has evolved, so has the ability of individuals to use the technology for nefarious purposes.

You might think your business is not on the radar of cyber attackers, but the reality is cyber attackers are interested in any successful business with data they can access. Imagine if you had a box full of gold bullion. Would you leave it unprotected? Of course not! You would be worried about it getting stolen. You need to treat your company’s data (whether it’s internal information or your customers’ data) like a valuable commodity some people want so badly they would break the law to gain access to it.

There are numerous types of cyber attacks to which businesses can fall victim. If you’re lucky, the cyber attackers will only ask for a ransom. If you’re unlucky, attackers whose only purpose is to wreak havoc could destroy your data, your customers’ data, and your entire business. Due to seriousness of cyber attacks and their ability to absolutely cripple a business, it is incredibly important to protect your data. No only is it your obligation to your employees and customers, it is the law.

Prepare For A Cyber Attack

The best way to prepare for a cyber attack is to undergo a risk assessment to identify weak points in your security that hackers might exploit. In addition to finding weaknesses in security, an assessment can help identify regulatory shortcomings that could make you vulnerable to lawsuits and hefty fines. Once an assessment has been completed, recommendations can be made to protect your business data, including actions like drafting comprehensive policies and procedures, adopting appropriate security measures, creating response plans for threats, and ensuring you have proper systems and backups in place.

Texas Cyber Attack Attorneys

Over the past 70 years, MehaffyWeber attorneys have adapted to the needs of our clients. We understand that businesses are now facing new risks, which is why our attorneys have become legal industry leaders in cybersecurity law. Contact one of our Texas cyber attack attorneys today to see how we can help you protect your business.