It tends to be the worst fear of any cybersecurity profession to be informed by a third party entity or even by law that he or she has suffered a data breach. It is unfortunate that even with the growth of technology in the modern world, cybercriminals are still finding their way into networks something that calls for even faster upgrade of network security to avoid exfiltration. One would also need to remember that data breaches tend to not only to have an intruder access information but also tends to lead to public embarrassment which may lead to customer defection as well as other related side effects. The company may also end up losing trading partners. There maybe measures put to ensure that there is no exfiltration but it is always essential to keep checking just to be sure that there is no data breach.
Among the first signal that all is not well with the network would include critical file changes. One would need to note that cybercriminals have high chances of deleting files, replacing files, modifying them or even changing them to avoid any detection. Changing of files tends to take a very little time and hence the need to figure out the best way to secure the network. For any company with complex IT infrastructures, it may take longer for the organization to note especially where the team in charge of data breaches is not up to task. In that case, it would be critical difference between normal changes and data breaches. To a layman technician, exfiltration may look like normal activities and hence the need to work with an expert who can easily identify the irregularities and work
on them towards securing data.
Another a sign that all is not well with the network includes instances where the internet is extremely slow. Where the internet is abnormally slow, there are high chances that there is a possible exfiltration plan and hence the need to act fast. Among the best decisions one can make include reporting to the experts with an intention of investigation of the network in question as well as company’s devices. The most probable causes of slow internet tends to include a virus on the network, a virus or even outbound traffic.
Device tampering may be yet another sign that there is a data breach. In a case where a given device tends to run after it was initially switched off, it indicates a flag no one should ignore. Weird browser toolbars, popup messages, and antivirus warnings may be some of the indications that your device is bugged. One would avoid interacting with the device more until an expert figures out whether it is a data breach or not.