Dealing with a major systems hack doesn’t just mean addressing the present problem; it also requires building better protections so it’s less likely to happen again. This can be especially challenging for young tech executives with minimal experience troubleshooting, diagnosing and revamping vulnerable systems.
The seasoned tech leaders of Forbes Technology Council have experience both in overcoming hacks and taking important steps to improve security. Below, they offer actionable tips to help new tech execs recover from a hack and shore up their defenses.
1. Minimize platform complexity.
Take steps to reduce future platform complexity to better identify areas of risk. Whether it’s systems, networking or software architecture, the more complex the system, the harder it is to secure. If you implement a more modular design and reduce the number of tools, libraries and languages being used, there is less opportunity for vulnerabilities to get introduced. – Chris Sullivan,