CIO's Ransomware Checklist: What to Do Before, During & After an Attack


Be Prepared to Respond When Ransomware Hits

Since the beginning of 2020, there has been a ransomware attack every 10 seconds, costing on average $2.4 million per attack. What's more, cyber insurance providers are increasingly reducing limits for ransomware or even excluding coverage completely.

Now is the time to look into your organization and ask: Are we properly prepared to respond?

What You'll Get:

  • The Ransomware Pre-Game Checklist
  • Game Time: Ransomware Response Checklist
  • CISA's Checklist Summary
  • Bonus Incident Response Tabletop Exercise

Download the Checklist

What's Inside

Ransomware Checklist

The Ransomware Pre-Game Checklist

Examine 5 steps to implement as soon as possible so you can best be prepared to handle a ransomware attack when it happens.

Ransomware Response Checklist

These 3 steps will enable your team to swiftly initiate the ransomware attack response, including the following phases.

CISA’s Checklist Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a detailed Ransomware Checklist, which goes into great depth on each step an organization should take. A link to the checklist is included in the document.

Bonus: Incident Response Tabletop Exercise

This exercise is designed to spark discussion within your IT department on your organizational preparedness for a cyberattack in the highlighted scenario, as well as provide tangible guidance on areas to improve.