You may not want to think about what to do in the event of a data breach, but preparedness is key. It’s immensely vital to know what happens when your data is sold, the next steps you should (and shouldn’t) take, and how to keep your data locked down.
According to The Conversation, “These darknet markets are difficult to disrupt directly, but efforts to thwart customers of stolen data from using it offers some hope. We believe that advances in artificial intelligence can provide law enforcement agencies, financial institutions and others with the information needed to prevent stolen data from being used to commit fraud. This could stop the flow of stolen data through the supply chain and disrupt the underground economy that profits from your personal data.”
What should you do if you fall victim to a data breach?
- Determine the legitimacy of the breach. Ensure it is not phishing or fake.
- Once you’ve determined the legitimacy, notify the police and affected parties.
- Perform risk calculations on whether you should contact the attacker, for instance, through a third-party cybersecurity firm.
One thing is for sure: in 2023, data security should be top-of-mind for employers and hiring managers. Just take a look at some of the companies that have experienced data breaches in the last month:
- LastPass, a password management software
- Scripps, an educational research organization
- Slack, a project management software
- Twitter, a social media company
- Air France, KLM, airline
- Dickey’s Barbecue, food service industry
As you can see above, no industry is immune to the perils of data breaches. So, what are you proactively doing to ward off potential data breaches this year? Reach out to us and let us know!
All of this culminates in the perfect storm for tech candidates. Where tech giants are letting go of this talent, other industries are positioning themselves as steep competitors with higher salaries and better benefits. And while you’re here, don’t forget to view all of APC’s thought-leadership pieces, which cover a range of informational articles for both employers and professionals on topics like resume help, a study on the Great Resignation, top tech hiring trends this year, and more!
Kristen Burgess is the Marketing Specialist at Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, Inc. She has five years’ experience in curating content for digital platforms, social media contributions, and supporting marketing campaigns and strategies. Before joining the APC wolfpack, she worked in digital marketing for software as a service, giving her keen insight into the types of professionals APC hires today. In addition, she likes to stay up-to-date on the most relevant trends within the technology industry through thought-provoking podcasts and newsletters while paying attention to industry leaders’ trends. In her spare time, she serves on the Management Team and helps craft communications for the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.