Understanding how your business could be affected by a cyberattack and preparing an incident response plan could save you from financial ruin.
A data centre which hosted an online retail company’s website became the target of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
The incident, which utilised hacked IoT (Internet of Things) devices, flooded the data centre’s network with so much traffic that their network failed. This made the online retail company’s website inaccessible for a period of six hours before backup systems were able to restore 100% functionality.
After telephoning the Chubb Incident Response Hotline, an Incident Response Manager was assigned to the incident.
|Increased cost of working required to get website functioning properly|| |
|Costs to subcontract with external service provider|| |
|Lost sales and revenue from website downtime|| |
Incident Response Expenses:
IT forensics firm
Legal consultation fees
Incident Response Manager fees
As the use of IoT devices increase, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more common and more powerful.
To minimise the impact of an incident like this, it is important to build a business continuity plan that ensures critical business applications, systems, and activities do not rely on only one single IT provider.
Chubb’s incident response managers and trusted Cyber vendors are experienced in dealing with DDoS attacks and can assist in getting SME businesses back on track as soon as possible.
Increased staff costs to restore network to functioning order
|Lost sales and revenue from business interruption||$50,000|
|Incident Response Expenses:|
Forensic investigation and response services
Incident Response Manager fees
|Total Cost:|| |
This case study underlines the importance of training staff to be vigilant of cyber threats. The best ways to establish positive and secure habits within your company’s workforce is with regular training and education.
You should also restrict access to sensitive information by only allowing management or those who require that information for company operations, to have access.
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