No business is immune from a cyberattack. Cyberattacks, which often come in the form of “ransomware” attacks, occur every 14 seconds in the U.S. The attacks start with users being taken “hostage” on their computer screens in exchange for payment. The attack may start with one user, but they usually spread rapidly to all systems in an enterprise.
A great deal of preparation, testing and readiness is needed to effectively manage a cyberattack. Management should elect one public voice to respond during the attack and handle remediation as well as have a number of best practices in place.
Best practices include having an incident response team, an incident response plan and a cybersecurity retainer agreement with a firm that specializes in helping organizations with cyberattacks.