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Data Hostage Response

  • 1.  Data Hostage Response

    Posted Jan 21, 2021 11:45:00 AM

    Hello all! 

    I was curious to know, if a company was hacked and the attackers were holding company data hostage, what would be the best response to this situation? Also what would a company definitely NOT want to do in response?

    Thanks :)



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    Jenna Morrison
    Training Department Intern
    Cloud Security Alliance
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  • 2.  RE: Data Hostage Response

    CSA Instructor
    Posted 19 days ago
    Edited by Guillaume Boutisseau 19 days ago

    The best response (or plan) is to prepare in advance and explore the risks associated with your data, rather than wait until the company is hacked and then figure out what to do next.

    Backup your data regularly, it will significantly reduce the damage caused by data hostage or ransomware attacks. And make sure the data and the backups are in 2 different places, so that an attacker cannot access both at the same time.



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    Guillaume Boutisseau
    CCSK Authorized Instructor , CCSP
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