Malware response refers to how an organization deals with malware that has entered their network. The response plan should include all procedures and policies that the security team will follow in case of a breach as well as the process of detection, investigation, and response to find the malware and fully remediate the breach.

The response must be quick, accurate and complete to fully remove the malware from the system’s network with minimal damage to the organization’s data and reputation. One of the more common, and dangerous, types of malware is ransomware, in which case the hacker will block the organization from their information until the ransom is paid.