The 2018 Winter Olympics got off to a shaky start this year thanks to a cyberattack. The attack took down the official Olympics website, preventing access to tickets, thus preventing many ticket holders from attending the opening ceremonies. This kind of cyberattack could happen to any size organization at any time. In fact, it could happen to any person at any time. Cybercriminals often hack into individuals’ personal computers, allowing them access to private online assets, like family photos. No matter who you are, it’s important to put together an incident response plan (IRP) to protect your information should a crisis occur. In this week’s episode, our hosts share a few simple steps that anyone can take to create a response plan.

 

But wait, there’s more! Our hosts, Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall attended WordCamp Phoenix last weekend! As a bonus, they’ll be joined by special guest and fellow Security Analyst, Michael Veenstra, to discuss his WordCamp presentation, “The Anatomy of a Hacked Site.”

Want to learn more about proactive cybersecurity? Check out Decoding Security 110: It’s A Matter of Trust to learn about the principle of least privilege. Don’t forget to stop by the SiteLock YouTube channel for more video episodes, and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play!