How to Create a Ransomware
Incident Response Plan:
A Complete Guide

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How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware is a major threat to businesses and not just a data loss risk. Downtime, workflow disruptions, legal repercussions, and deteriorating customer trust can negatively affect organizations of any size and in any industry. With ransomware attacks becoming more prevalent and increasingly disruptive, a solid incident response plan is the only reliable way to minimize the damage.

This e-book provides a complete guide on responding to a cyberattack, accelerating necessary remediation efforts, and minimizing the ransomware impact on business operations. Download the e-book to learn the steps required for efficient response, from the anatomy of ransomware attacks to detailed guidelines for detecting and recovering from a ransomware incident, as well as keeping the plan updated as the threat evolves.

How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack

This eBook covers:

  • What is ransomware?
  • Incident response plan structure
    • Prepare
    • Detect and analyze
    • Contain and eliminate
    • Recover
  • Ransomware resilience with NAKIVO Backup & Replication
    • Data tiering
    • Backup immutability
    • Air-gapped backups
    • Replication
    • Backup verification
    • Access control
    • Regulatory compliance


NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup, ransomware protection and disaster recovery solution for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments. As one of the fastest-growing backup and ransomware recovery software vendors in the industry, NAKIVO boasts 25 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support and a network of over 7,000 partners worldwide. Over 23,000 customers in 173 countries trust NAKIVO with protecting their data, including major companies like Coca-Cola, Honda, Siemens and Cisco.

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