Social engineering tactics are continuing to cause businesses havoc, as cyber criminals utilise them in their latest campaigns. A trend seen often this year, socially engineered hacks see a more patient approach taken by attackers.
Hackers learn of employee tendencies during long periods of covert spying, sometimes up to a year in length. During this time, malware is planted and data is exfiltrated to remote servers, allowing the criminals to compile lots of company data.
This can lead to critical downtime, especially in manufacturing businesses. If a business cannot successfully operate its systems for any space of time, then they simply may not be able to operate. One way to reduce downtime as much as possible is by having a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan in place.
With a BCDR plan ready, businesses are ensuring that extensive back-ups can be implemented if a disaster occurred, be it natural – like a flood or fire – or a carefully orchestrated cyber attack. By reducing any downtime and getting systems up-and-running as soon as possible, businesses with a BCDR plan give themselves the best chance of surviving a cyber attack.