This article lists six things that we can learn from cyberattacks and cyberbreaches.



In a conversation between two experienced IT experts, they identified six lessons from cyberattacks that should provide a learning opportunity for anybody who works online and is involved with cybersecurity.

  1. Be prepared for an attack; further, try to imaging the worst-case scenario.
  2. Check and double-check where you send payments.
  3. Back up all of your data. Note the 3-2-1 method of backup.
  4. Keep a record off-line of what data you have as this should help you identify data loss.
  5. Check and double-check all of your invoices; essential to check that you never pay the same invoice twice.
  6. Never discount the possibility that you have somebody inside the organisation who might be helping outsiders to steal your data. See Malicious Insiders.

Finally, if you do suffer a cyberbreach, report it to government authorities.