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Lessons From The Sony Hack

Anne Bisagno


It's been hard to avoid the news about the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment that shut the company down for a week in November and continues to spill corporate secrets, from embarrassing emails to confidential HR files for thousands of current and past Sony employees. The FBI is pointing the finger at North Korea, but cybersecurity experts say it looks like an inside job.


Regardless of who started it, the powerful malware behind the breach is still out there, and it's designed not just to crack systems, but to destroy the data they contain. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) recommends that companies take precautionary measures that include the following:

  1. 1. Performing daily backups

  2. 2. Maintaining offsite backups of critical files 

  3. 3. Tightening control over data access 

  4. 4. Improving application security 

  5. 5. Monitoring network activity 

  6. 6. Developing a recovery plan 
You may not be a major multinational corporation, but that doesn't make your data any less valuable to your daily operations. Xantrion can help you implement any or all of the US-CERT recommendations. Call us today to evaluate your risk and protect your business.

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