Here is Tip #21 for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Have an aggressive plan.

Despite education and antivirus programs, hackers still manage to find their way in.

That doesn’t mean that a hack is inevitable, but it does mean the risk is high enough that you should have a plan in place that will help you identify the breach as soon as possible and respond immediately to minimize the damage.

Steps you can take

Implement a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution. The best MDR solutions combine the most advanced monitoring technologies with artificial intelligence and specially trained personnel.

A good MDR uses hundreds of threat sources that are integrated and used in real-time monitoring. Suspicious activity is analyzed by real experts to determine the validity before it ever reaches you. This removes false positives and saves you time while still keeping you informed.

A good MDR will also include a fast, clear response and recovery plan.