Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting your network and applications from digital attacks that are aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information, extorting money from users, or interrupting normal business processes.

In 2022, emerging cyber threats require engagement to create a safer cyber environment. As you focus on ways to strengthen your cybersecurity posture, we want to make you aware of what you should do before getting hacked and what you need to do if you get hacked. We’ve created an infographic to help guide you.



Before getting hacked, you should focus on preparedness and prevention. Your organization should have the following in place for best protection:

  1. Incident Response Plan
  2. Disaster Recovery Plan
  3. Cyber Insurance Policy

After getting hacked, you need to respond, recover, and review. The first order of business is to activate your incident response plan! Then you can:


  1. Notify your organization’s CTO
  2. Establish if it’s an incident or breach
  3. Categorize: Green, Yellow, or Red
  4. Protect the evidence
  5. Communicate and document
  6. Incident follow up and review

What do we mean when we say you should “categorize” the incident? A green level incident originates from non-production company information systems, impacts only non-production company systems, and can be prevented or mitigated by existing defense controls. A yellow level incident originates from or impacts the company’s production systems and cannot be prevented by the existing defense controls or by updating the existing defense controls. A red level incident places production assets in immediate risk, the incident can spread to other company information systems before containment, and protected or client confidential information potentially is breached.

At PCA, we can confidently say that we only do what’s right for your business, taking pride in being a consistent, trustworthy, resource. Ready to simplify your IT experience so you can focus on your daily operations? Want to learn more about how to be prepared before and after getting hacked? Contact us today, we’ll guide you to a resolution!