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Response is the activities that address the short-term, direct effects of an incident and may also support short-term recovery. In cybersecurity, response encompasses both automated and manual activities.

What Does This Mean For An SMB?

Your business needs to take proactive measures today to first reduce its chances of being hit by ransomware, phishing, or other cybersecurity attacks. Secondly, validate backups and disaster recovery plans are current and functioning in case you end up hit with ransomware. CyberHoot recommends the following best practices to avoid, prepare for, and prevent damage from these attacks:

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Related Term: Recovery

Source: National Infrastructure Protection Plan, NCPS Target Architecture Glossary

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