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Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features

10 Mistakes Companies Make In Their Ransomware Responses

Hit by ransomware? These missteps can take a bad scenario and make it even worse.

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Mistake 2: Lacking a Solid Response Plan

An incident-response plan should be created well in advance of an attack and cover the steps a security team should take immediately after discovery. It should also call out necessary stakeholders who should be contacted.

"Lack of formal incident response processes leads to a lot of knee-jerk decisions being made, which makes matters worse," says Tim Bandos, CISO and VP of managed security services at Digital Guardian. "There is no organization that is immune to ransomware attacks, so preparing for one is critical."


Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio
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