How to Build a Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

Being hit by a cyberattack is going to be painful. But it can be less painful if you’re prepared, and these best practices can help.

When it comes to corporate cyber incidents, there’s no debating the facts: attacks are more sophisticated, frequent, widespread, and costly than ever. In 2015, cybercrime cost companies $3 trillion. By 2021, that number is expected to double. At that point, cybercrime will become the most profitable criminal enterprise in the world.

Smart business leaders understand a cyberattack isn’t a possibility — it’s an inevitability. And yet, even in a climate of awareness about the threats posed by cybercrime, businesses aren’t doing enough to prepare for these incidents.