Organizations across industries are increasingly concerned about their cybersecurity posture and overall ransomware preparedness – and rightfully so – with the 64% increase in attacks from 2019 to 2020 (304 million attacks worldwide in 2020). We have also seen a 2x increase in demand for ransomware preparedness assessments and exercises.
However, one of the biggest hurdles for cybersecurity practitioners to respond to ransomware is creating a response plan for the full life cycle of a ransomware attack. This should include the identity, protection, detection, response and recovery stages.
Security practitioners should work with the organization’s C-level executives to answer questions and develop a ransomware protection plan. Consider how ransomware is prevented and detected in addition to how your organization would respond.