Dealing With the Trauma of Getting Hacked

This is Two Minute Tech Tips, I’m your host Lester Steward. In this series we are discussing Business cybersecurity and what you need to know to protect your business.

Okay the hack is finally dealt with, you have your PC back with confidence there’s no more threat. How can we move on, how do we recover from being that vulnerable?

First, don’t blame yourself. It’s easy to be down on yourself and think there was something you could have done differently to prevent this hack. Yes, you should learn from your actions and take steps to not let it happen again, but the ultimate blame should be on the bad actor.

Second, cautiously learn how to trust again. The internet is not out to get you and with this newfound experience and understanding of the danger, move forward. Hopefully during this experience, you found a trusted computer person or have further trust in your current IT. Talk with us whenever you need to, we are here to guide and help anyway we can.

Lastly, don’t get lax with your safety. Make sure to change those passwords often. Approve MFA when a service or login asks for it. Complete those updates the PC or antivirus keeps bugging you about. To remain safe it takes work. Letting the experience you learned faulter would just allow you to get hacked again. Yeah, it’s just another thing that must be maintained but it’s essential.

Keep the fear at bay and move forward. And always ask for help when it’s needed.

On the next episode let’s set your business IT up for success.

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