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Here’s how to secure your company against ransomware attacks, according to CISA

Posted on Sep 1, 2021
Here’s how to secure your company against ransomware attacks, according to CISA

Ransomware attacks continue to create serious damages and huge economic losses to private businesses, critical infrastructure, and government organizations. Over the past several years, law enforcement agencies and security firms have responded to a large number of ransomware attacks, including recent attacks against Colonial Pipeline and software company Kaseya.

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, ransomware attacks will cost their victims more than $265 billion annually by 2031. Experts believe that there will be a new security breach caused by a ransomware attack every 2 seconds because threat actors progressively refine their ransomware and extortion models.

Recently, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance on how to prevent data breaches resulting from ransomware attacks. The guidance aims at helping government and private sector organizations in preventing ransomware attacks and associated data breaches.

The agency published a fact sheet which includes recommendations to prevent cyber attacks.

First recommendation : Maintain offline, encrypted backups of data and regularly test your backups. Government experts recommend executing backups on a regular basis, the backup must be periodically tested to verify their integrity. It is essential to maintain the backups offline to avoid threats, such as ransomware strains, encrypting them.

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