How to go about recovering from a cyber attack?

There’s a high chance that you already know having robust cybersecurity measures in your business is crucial.

However, even with defences like firewalls, antivirus software, multi-factor authentication in place and cyber security awareness training, no business is 100% safe from cyber threats. Think of it as having the best lock on the front door of your house – while it deters most intruders, a more determined one might still find a way in.

This is where the expertise of an IT provider becomes invaluable. By partnering with specialists in cybersecurity, you can ensure that not only are your defences solid, but you are also prepared to respond effectively if a breach occurs and get the support you need when recovering from a cyber attack.

Before anything else, if you suspect you have been subject to a cyber attack or a phishing attempt, contact your IT provider.

The 5 step process an IT provider will take you through to help you when recovering from a cyber attack.

As an IT provider, here are the steps that we at Press Start would take you through when you’ve been a victim of a cyber attack.

1. Assess the Damage

When a cyber attack hits, it can be overwhelming. The first step is to systematically assess the damage, identifying which systems or data have been compromised and determining the extent of the breach. This involves gathering evidence and pinpointing the attack vector to prevent future incidents.

2. Contain the Breach

The next step is containment. We will shut down compromised systems, isolate infected devices, and block suspicious network traffic to prevent the attack from spreading. We will also guide you in notifying relevant authorities if necessary.

3. Restore Systems and Data

After containment, restoration begins. Critical systems and data are prioritised, and backups are used to restore functionality. We will ensure that restored systems are patched and updated, thoroughly tested for any lingering issues, and verified for integrity before going back online.

4. Learn and Adapt

Post-incident, it’s essential to learn from the attack to strengthen defences. It is important to conduct a security audit, implement multi-layered security measures, and enhance encryption and password policies. Regular training for employees on cybersecurity best practices is also part of this ongoing adaptation process.

5. Develop an Incident Response Plan

Preparation is key. We can help you develop a comprehensive incident response plan. This includes setting up a dedicated response team, identifying and prioritising threats, and creating detailed response procedures. Regular testing and refinement of the plan ensure readiness for any future incidents.

Partner with an IT provider before a cyber attack hits

Partnering with a managed IT support provider, means we can prevent cyber attacks before they even begin. By proactively monitoring systems, using threat intelligence and running security assessments, we can identify and address potential vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, saving you time, money, and stress.

By outsourcing your cybersecurity needs, you access enterprise-grade security solutions at a fraction of the cost of maintaining an in-house team. More importantly, you gain peace of mind knowing that your business is protected by professionals dedicated to your security. One less thing for you to worry about, allowing you to focus on running your business.

If you’re interested in safeguarding your business with expert help, we’re here to assist.

  • The first step is to meet and ensure your business goals and security risks are aligned with our Managed Cyber Security service.
  • The second step is to roadmap your cyber security journey.
  • Finally the third step is to implement the Managed Cyber Security services.

Contact us to discuss how we can enhance your cybersecurity strategy on 01638 603204 or email us at