Updated: Feb 18
5:30am, Sunday morning, and I’m woken up by the buzzing sound of my phone vibrating next to me. I check and I have already missed over 30 calls since 3:00am. This is not good. I’ve been on many overnight missions dealing with outages on the infrastructure and it’s never good when you get a call afterhours. I call back one of my guys and he immediately tells me:
”We’ve been hit."
"Yes. Everything is encrypted."
"By everything you mean desktops & production?"
"S—T…I’ll change and head to the office. Let the team know we need everyone onsite asap.”
I jump out of bed and hit the shower to wake myself up and process what I was just told.
Fifteen minutes later I’m driving to the office…it’s a beautiful morning, the sun is shining and there were not a lot of clouds in the sky as I drove in. It was the kind of day you want to be outside with your friends and family enjoying a Sunday morning. That always stood out to me because I barely saw my family or sunlight for the next 6 weeks.
All of us in IT have experienced critical emergencies and outages. It comes with the career. However, working through a cyber event, specifically a fully ransomed domain, is career altering. The time to restore and recovery which is followed by a reprioritization of all initiatives possibly planned for the next 18 months. Can your business afford to restore and recover for 18 months?
What does your disaster recovery plan look like? When was the last time you executed that plan? Planning for such an event and building the necessary mitigations and preventions techniques should begin before suffering the loss of an attack. Pro Logic can evaluate current security hygiene, provide guidance and professional services to prepare your organization to effectively handle a catastrophic cyber event.
At Pro Logic, our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have or send a team onsite to assess your current environment. If you would like to contact us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org