This article appeared in Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, an ALM publication for privacy and security professionals, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Corporate Counsel, Internet and Tech Practitioners, In-House Counsel. Visit the website to learn more.

Due in part to the COVID-19 disruption and fast-tracked adoption of digital solutions associated with a remote workforce, the continued proliferation of targeted ransomware attacks, and an unprecedented supply chain attack of a widely used IT performance management software, 2020 witnessed extraordinary activity in the cybersecurity arena. As companies confront the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape, Alston & Bird has outlined seven practical tips for incident response in 2021.

1. Act Swiftly and Be Nimble