Ransomware is evolving, but so can your security awareness and preparedness.
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Ransomware is a malicious software that is increasingly frightening to federal, state and local agencies – and the citizens they serve – nationwide.
Among other strategies, cyber experts say agencies need to double-down on cyber training, since end-users continue to be the weakest link in cyber defenses.
Does your government agency have an incident response plan? If so, how often do you review it or ideally practice it? Let’s review some of the obvious and some of the less well-known benefits of prioritizing the planning and testing of IR plans.
Like lethal strikes carried out by the Serengetti’s deadly predators, ransomware attacks often unfold quickly, stealthily and with great harm to victims. That’s because beasts of prey, whether equipped with claw and fang or malicious malware, exploit a pack’s weakest links. They prey on the careless and the naive, the ones who stray from theRead… Read more »
A cybersecurity expert highlighted three methods that are key to ransomware protection: exploit blocking, machine learning and indicators of attack.
Using ransomware, cybercriminals can force any agency to do their bidding. And cybercriminals often target state and local agencies because of their smaller budgets and workforces.
As Georgia’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), David Allen has seen many ransomware attacks. In some cases, agencies have bounced back in days. In others, they’ve been reduced to using pen and paper.
Many of New Mexico’s ransomware defenses are built from the ground up. With 33 counties spread across the fifth-largest state in the country, local governments are major players in the state’s collective cybersecurity.
A cloud-based data protection solution can reduce the complexity of data protection, agencies can manage their environment and provide oversight.