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5 Steps to Help Your Business Recover from a Cyber Attack

Small and medium-sized businesses must be prepared for cyber-attacks to prevent devastating damage. Our guide offers five essential steps to make sure your business recovers.

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Here are five essential steps to successfully recover your business after a cyber attack

Even the most forward-planning businesses can get hit by cyber attacks. Unfortunately, there is no foolproof system that guarantees 100% protection from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. However, having the most effective cyber security framework in place will minimise the chances of experiencing an attack.

Another key element of protecting businesses from cyber attacks is to have a robust recovery plan ready to activate as soon as a cyber attack occurs. By having the right processes ready to action, you can significantly reduce the amount of business disruption and minimise the costs incurred by the cyber attack.

In this month’s guide we share 5 critical steps to help your business to recover from a cyber attack and explain how to implement these steps:

Step 1: Assess the damage
Step 2: Contain the breach
Step 3: Restore your systems and data
Step 4: Learn and adapt
Step 5: Develop an incident response plan

Cyber security is a complex and ever-evolving landscape, which is why many businesses choose to use IT support partners such as Acu IT Solutions to develop their cyber security strategy and their incident response plan.

Infographic titled "Recovering from a Cyber Attack" highlights that 46% of breaches affect businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees, 37% hit by ransomware. It includes a contact number for Acuit.

How to set up an effective incident response plan

A solid incident response plan should be set up before you need it, allowing you to quickly mitigate the threat and put actions in place to minimise the business impact. A key part of your incident response plan is to set up a dedicated team who will be responsible for handling cyber security incidents. 


The team should include a mix of representatives from different areas of the business, such as IT, security, legal, communications and any other relevant departments. Once the team is set up, regular meetings should take place to ensure everyone is aware of their responsibilities and what they should do in the event of a cyber attack.

How Acu IT Solutions can help protect your business

Our cyber security specialists can help you to implement highly effective solutions to protect your business, including:

  • Identifying and prioritising threats
  • Developing response procedures
  • Testing and refining your plan
  • Conducting a security audit


All businesses have different ways of working and different types of threats. Both the security solutions that you utilise and the security knowledge of your employees can have a large impact on how secure your business systems are.

Good security practices such as enforcing strong password policies and training employees on key security issues such as identifying phishing attacks will strengthen your security but you also need to have an effective recovery plan.

We can help you by completing a comprehensive security audit to identify the threats that are specific to your business and technology infrastructure. The next step is then to develop a highly effective recovery plan.

Download our guide: 5 Steps to Help Recover From a Cyber Attack to find out more and contact us to discuss how we can help protect your business.


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