Responding timely to a cyberattack can prevent the attack from spreading through your organization and causing more damage. A cyber incident response plan provides a step-by-step roadmap that identifies activities and authority necessary to quickly mitigate the damage caused by a cyberattack.
An organization’s cyber incident response plan prevents a situation where the information technology (IT) personnel notice an incident but must wait to receive permission from someone in senior leadership before they begin to shut down systems. Having a documented and tested plan in place ahead of an attack eliminates the time required to track down a senior decision-maker. A response plan could therefore end up saving the business thousands to millions of dollars in recovery costs, depending on the severity of the attack.
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