Ransomware attacks are at an all-time high. These attacks more than doubled from last year, with ransomware being one of the top three attacks leveraged by bad actors.1 Moreover, ransomware groups are finding new techniques to extort more funds than ever from healthcare, government, manufacturing, education, and private sectors worldwide. It is safe to say that one of the primary lessons learned from high-profile cyberattacks in 2020 is that incident response (IR) planning and preparation can help organizations identify, prevent, and respond to business disruptions and avoid millions in losses. After reading this guide, you will have a clear understanding of the importance of an IR plan. This guide covers why you need a comprehensive incident response plan and provides a strategic outline for defending against cyberattacks, responding in the event of an incident and mitigating threats.