How to Minimize Ransomware’s Trail of Destruction and Its Associated Costs

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Facing a ransomware attack head on is a terrifying experience, whether you’re a small startup or a multinational corporation. But once the rush to secure and get systems up and running has passed, your organization must then face the mess left in its wake. As experienced security leaders, we know that it’s never a question of if your organization will be attacked, but when. And with threat actors pivoting to ransomware as an easy payout, odds are better than ever that your organization will eventually experience a ransomware attack. If ransomware is unpreventable, then how can organizations minimize its impact and lessen the blow?

Measuring the cost of a breach is a difficult task and there is no uniform, one-size-fits-all framework. However, recovering quickly comes down to one important facet: a well-built cyber-incident response plan. Baked within this plan should lie previously decided-upon activities that need to be tracked, such as burn rates (both short and long term), and licensing

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