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Planning for all cyber risks is important, but in making a defense strategy,  it is crucial for companies to expect to be a victim of a ransomware attack, even if it seems unlikely. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When an organization is alerted that it has been the victim of a cyberattack, time is of the essence. The next few steps could either quickly secure the company from further damage or dig a deeper hole towards destruction.

While cybersecurity continues to challenge organizations across all industries and of all sizes, it is important for leaders to turn their attention to both preparedness and response. These two work hand-in-hand, and oftentimes, the cornerstone of a successful cyber incident response is anchored in preparedness.

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