There are 3 elements of cybersecurity. if you are missing any
one of them could become an easy target for data thieves
and probably buying a one-way ticket to a world of pain.
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The 3 elements of cybersecurity are prevention, detection, and response. Inside each of
these are specific steps you should take to give yourself the best chance of
thwart cybercriminals who want your data, specifically, the names of your customers,
addresses, social security numbers, bank account details, taxpayers
information and other various secrets, including confidential
Correspondences, Statements Against Interests, and Your Pretrial Strategy
This is data that you have a duty to safeguard, and breach of that duty
brings with it some unpleasant consequences. For example, it might cost you
a ton of money to pay off injured clients. It could cost you your reputation
since a data breach is not something you can hide, when it happens, you have
a moral and almost certainly a legal obligation to make public
disclose that sensitive data entrusted to you has been compromised.
AND a breach of the duty to safeguard customer information as described in the Rule
1.6(c) of the American Bar Association Model Rules
Liability could cost you your law license, either temporarily or
So, without further fanfare, let’s look at the three components of
cyber security. We start with possibly the most important of the 3 elements of cybersecurity: the element of prevention.
The 3 Elements of Cybersecurity: Prevention
When it comes to cybersecurity, the old saying about an ounce of prevention
worth a pound of cure is absolutely true. In fact, the most expensive
effective (and sanity-saving) way to save yourself from the consequences
of a cyberattack is not allowing it to happen.
Here’s what to do if you want to prevent a cyberattack.
The first order of business, and this is very important, which is why I am
telling them up front: purchase a cyber insurance policy. Not
rely on any other form of insurance to protect you from
Consequences of a cyber attack. Cyber insurance is the only type of coverage
that will prevent you from going under financially due to a data breach.
Of course, this insurance will not stop hackers and other criminals from
successfully dipping her sticky fingers into her jar of honey-sweet data,
but it is a vital preventative measure nonetheless.
Next, get in the habit of being stingy with the amount of information you
share online. The less you share the better because you never know with whom
could lurk in the virtual shadows to spy on your email exchanges and
website visits. Say “no thanks” when the little popup on your screen invites you
share location data. Decline the offer to accept cookies, if possible.
Run frequent security scans of your systems. Make sure your computer
operating system, browsers, programs and everything else is up to date.
That means you need to have the latest version of each one installed. You too
You must have the latest security patches installed. The software with cobwebs is
usually a severe vulnerability.
From there, apply a scrutinizing eye to all your passwords. if you are using
weak passwords, stop. Change them to new, strong passwords. a weak
password is something like 123456. A strong password
contains a random combination of uppercase and lowercase letters plus numbers
and special characters. Your best bet is to purchase a password manager
app: will automatically create super strong passwords, and never two will
be yourself. The password manager will also remember each one for you,
so you never have to write them down. One more thing: activate multi-
factor authentication (MFA), which will require you to provide at least one
additional evidence to prove that you are who you say you are (and not
some hacker who managed to steal your password) before the
welcome mat and grant you access.
Start using a virtual private network (VPN) every time you hop online.
Internet, either to send an email or visit a website. Backup your files
frequency: once a day is good, once a minute is ideal (there is security
packages you can get that will automatically back up your files for you
and, as a bonus, encrypt them, since encryption is a great way to
Finally, to really understand how to prevent a cyber attack (as well as the 3 elements of cyber security), sign up for cyber security training, not just for you but for everyone.
in your office. With training, you’ll learn how to spot phishing scams, email
compromise attacks and other forms of deception designed to lull you to sleep
give away your login credentials or unknowingly start a deadly attack
downloading viruses or malware. The training will also instill in you and your
team many good habits, such as not sharing personal passwords and
never leave the desk without first locking the computer screen.
The 3 Elements of Cybersecurity: Detection
Cyber crooks are so good at what they do that the victim usually
200 days to realize a data breach has occurred. It takes so long because
the average victim is not vigilant enough for the signs of a
Therefore, you should review your bank and credit card statements regularly.
Also, take a more frequent look at what the credit bureaus are doing (Equifax,
TransUnion and Experian) are saying about you, for example, are they
reporting that you have taken out a loan that you know nothing about or have
moved to a new address in a place you have never visited?
Those are signs that there has been a data breach.
Pay more attention to how your computers and mobile devices are doing
behave Be suspicious if he suddenly runs slow or does
strange and inexplicable things: it is likely that they are infected with viruses or
malware, or perhaps a hacker has slipped in and taken control.
Another sign of a cyberattack is that you will start receiving emails apparently
from colleagues and others with whom you have a trusting relationship.
These emails will appear to be genuine, but they are actually from cybercriminals carrying out a
very good personification of his colleague. The gift that they are
scams is that you will be asked to share your login credentials with them or to
pay this bill for something you know you paid for months ago.
The 3 Elements of Cybersecurity: Answer
The faster you switch to response mode after a cyber attack is detected,
you’ll be better It will help if you took the time during the prevention phase.
to create an action plan detailing your response so that you and your team
know exactly what to do and in what order. No guessing, no running
with your hair on fire
In the event of a breach, immediately contact your cyber insurance company
so they can start coming to your aid with the cash and other support you
he will have to avoid financial and reputational ruin.
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Some say the next step should be done before contacting your
cyber insurance company, while others say to do it right after. Either way,
you need to seal your systems from the outside world so there are no more
data loss may occur. That means cutting off their internet connections and killing
your network source. Please do not reconnect until a security team
IT specialist or managed service provider examine your systems with a
fine tooth comb to determine how it was violated and then cover that up
You should then begin the process of notifying all affected parties, first and foremost.
First of all, your customers. You have to tell them that you were the victim of a
data breach and explain how that event affects them. It’s a smart move to
include in that notification a promise to pay for credit control so that
those affected by the breach will be alerted in a timely manner if their personal data is stolen
the information is later used to commit financial crimes.
The rest is quite simple. Contact the police to inform them
What happened. The same goes for Social Security, your bank, and your creditors so that
You can put holds on your accounts and issue new ones.
And there you have it. The 3 elements of cybersecurity; is it so
prevention, detection and response. You need all three instead if you want
get out on the other side of a data breach, a phishing scam, a
ransomware attackor anything else cyber with your finances, customer
list, brand reputation and possibly even your intact law license.
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CEO of Boba Guardia
This article was provided by Tom Lambotte, a cybersecurity expert who has been in the helpdesk industry for over a decade. Tom founded bobaguardia in 2019, offering turnkey solutions for independent lawyers and small and medium-sized law firms. In addition, Tom is also the CEO and founder of GlobalMac ITan established managed services provider specializing in serving attorneys across the country using Macs by implementing their Proven Process™.
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