Every cyber security plan should be about preventing ransomware attacks before they happen. However, cyber-attacks and cyber-crimes by their nature are designed to bypass preventative measures and continue to evolve rapidly in order to do so. Organizations that take these threats seriously know that it is a matter of when, not if, they will be attacked.
When that happens, only an effective recovery plan will allow your organization to avoid downtime, business disruption and taking a huge financial hit. The key to ransomware survival, like any disaster, is to prepare ahead of time and plan for specific scenarios. Once you have a plan in place, you need to practice until it becomes second nature, so all the members of the incident response team know their roles, responses, and responsibilities.