Does Your Cyberattack Plan Include a Crisis Communications Strategy? 5 Tips to Get Started

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Ted Birkhahn

In the first half of 2021, the United States has seen a 102% increase in ransomware attacks since early last year. From Colonial Pipeline to Microsoft Exchange, the pervasiveness and sophistication of these attacks continue to intensify. With such staggering numbers, it is easy to become desensitized. But each incident involves potentially ruinous effects on an enterprise that carry profound business, legal, financial, and reputational implications.
During a cyberattack, one of the most overlooked — and consequential — areas for enterprises is implementing an effective crisis communications strategy. Just as you need to shore up the technology, legal, financial, and compliance aspects of your cybersecurity preparation plan, you must also prioritize crisis management and communications/

But where should you start? Below are five crisis communications tips to form the foundation of your strategy.

Tip 1: Be Prepared to Respond Quickly
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