Fast takedown: How important is fast takedown?

Every year internet crimes are becoming more and more popular. More and more businesses are being put under threat. It is extremely important to secure the web. If you are already under a threat, you have to commit a takedown in order to protect the web from illegal content.

Why fast takedown is so important

A takedown that has been done in time, doesn’t let the thieves get your information. The impact of web crimes can be really different. But if you own a business, the damage from those types of attacks is always huge. Any stolen data can make your brand lose lots of money and your reputation.

So, how valuable is fast takedown? When you are under cyber attack, every second counts.

As soon as you are warned that your company is being attacked, the race begins for the fastest possible closure of the target malicious site. However, professional fraudsters will take steps to ensure that the process is as complex and time-consuming as possible: your time is their money. You need to notice the problem and inform us about your problem. After that, we will minimize the damage and will get rid of every risk.

How dangerous a cyber attack can be

In most cases, business owners do not know what information in their business can become a tidbit for criminals.

In general, cybercriminals will be happy to get your customer base, personal data of employees who are protected by law, data on technological processes, a list of server systems, security systems, data of business partners, strategic plans of the company, etc. But vulnerabilities and potentially valuable Information is not always obvious, therefore it is advisable to contact information security specialists.

Why do scammers need this information? The simplest example: from the database of customers or employees, lists of potential “victims” are formed for advertising (including viral). In more serious cases, the data can become elements of surveillance in relation to the company, a specific person and his personal life.

Stealing a customer base does a lot of damage to a business. You put a lot of effort to build this base. At the same time, your competitors can steal it and entice your customers to yourself, because it will cost them less than to go all the way from the beginning.

What are the benefits of a takedown

One of the main menaces of a cyber attack is a reputational damage. As mentioned earlier, the data, that was stolen from you, can cause large troubles for your clients. People will lose their trust in your brand and provoke financial losses straight to bankruptcy. However, if the takedown is done right and in time, your client base will be safe and sound.

Of course, if you are secured, most of the thieves won’t try to go through your security and will try to find easier objects.

Remember, fast takedown is extremely important, but with the right knowledge and strategy, you can defend your brand from many risks.

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    Vitaly is a principal consultant at Hackcontrol as wall as aa business and IT thought leader. He has over 15 years of experience in consulting, account management and is a specialist in cybersecurity.