- Step 1–Disconnect your computer from the network do not turn off
- Step 2–Report the suspected incident to your supervisor
- Step 3–The supervisor reports the suspected incident following Agency procedures to the Agency/Staff Office Information Systems Security Program Manager (ISSPM) or Office Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT).
- Step 4–Agency/Staff Office ISSPM or CIRT notifies the ISC 24 Hour Hotline at 866-905-6890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Has Your System Been Breached?
Unfortunately, many different types of computer vulnerabilities are common in our technology-centered world. This means that breaches may show up in many different ways.
The most obvious sign of a breach is when a device no longer operates normally. Here are some signs for concern:
- Performance suddenly slows down
- Strange things pop up on the screen
- Familiar application functions no longer work properly
- Your browser homepage changes without intervention
- Clicking on Google-provided links sends you to random pages
- Your browser has trouble connecting to the Internet
The good news is that these symptoms aren’t always caused by a breach. But only an expert can tell, so you should report all such anomalies immediately.
Fighting Hidden Threats
Sophisticated, subtle threats can only be detected by experts or security technology:
- ISC may alert the Agency/Staff Office ISSPM or CIRT of a breach
- An intrusion detection device may identify an attack
- Anti-virus software may fire in response to malicious code
- A security scan may detect a vulnerability on a server that is critical to your mission.