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Plan for an attack!

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    by Peter Johansson27th Sep, 2021

    Today, safety is more important than ever whilst at the same time, the IT environments become increasingly difficult to protect since everyone assumes all systems, and thus all information, will be available in disregard of geographical location.

    It is a good strategy/policy to have proper procedures in place for protecting valuable information and the IT systems, but also what to do if you come under attack. Being prepared is the key to success if (or rather when) you are subjected to an attack.

    Recently, we have witnessed how enterprises have been exposed to attacks, including where computers in the form of cash registers and other POS (Point Of Sales) units and other computers have been made partially or completely unusable. The last company of many to suffer from this type of hostile act was Coop in Sweden that was left with unusable cash registers for a few weeks and thus lost revenues. The perpetrators have not been looking for any kind of sensitive information, but have simply made the attack to cause business interruptions. The attack was combined with an offer to restore the disabled systems against payment.

    Cyber crimes are increasing and getting more and more sophisticated.

    What is your strategy?

    Performing a due diligence review of all company activities and putting a Disaster Recovery Plan into place is becoming increasingly important. You should plan for and be prepared for a possible attack by implementing a strategy where all management of clients is automated using a safe platform and without any locally stored data.

    “By using upKeeper, you can succeed with this to make sure your devices are managed safely.”

    Peter Johansson, Product Manager @ upKeeper

    In the event of an off-chance attack, you will then have access to a highly efficient plan of action with a short recovery time. By and large, this is a matter of identifying possible exposure, analysing how it came about together with its scope, and then preventing further attacks and reinstalling all clients that have been directly or indirectly affected. Following reinstallation of the clients, you have effectively cleared the clients of any harmful data, and you can rest assured no malicious code or malware remains.

    By using upKeeper, you can succeed with this to make sure your devices are managed safely. In case computers or other devices need to be reinstalled, you can do this as well: quickly, safely and at any scale!

    Want to learn more about best practices and tips for secure client management? Head on to our support forum!