Data Breach and Ransomware Response Plan Templates

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Time is of the essence during a cyberattack, which means there’s no such thing as being too prepared when it comes to cybersecurity. Schools need to have a full cyber incident response plan in place before there’s a need for one. An incident response plan is one of the best preparedness measures school leaders can take.  

Afterall, the best defense in a worst-case scenario is knowing what to do. To help with that, download two free cyber incident response plan templatesData Breach Response Runbook and Ransomware Response Runbook—so your district has the necessary response plans in place to react quickly and decisively should the worst happen.   

Use these templates to: 

  • Build or improve your school district’s response plan to a cybersecurity incident. 
  • Safeguard your school and resolve the cyberattack quickly. 
  • Determine the steps and responsibilities school leaders need to take to contain a data breach or ransomware attack. 
  • Understand technology’s role in building preventative and recovery strategies.  

Download our free editable Data Breach and Ransomware Response Plan templates so you can make smart, sound decisions to protect your school and your students’ personal data during a data breach or ransomware attack. 

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