Global Ransomware Attack: Essential Steps To Manage The Risks

14 May 2017
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Key takeaways
  • Diligent and prompt system patching, frequent and carefully arranged system backups, and employee vigilance regarding emails are top priorities in avoiding and mitigating the risks of ransomware.
  • Response to a ransomware incident is not limited to technical measures, but also includes making legal and business decisions related to any consideration of paying a ransom, making any appropriate disclosures, and proper handling of an internal investigation.
  • Preparation for a ransomware attack should be part of a comprehensive cybersecurity program that includes an incident response plan, regular testing of the plan in simulated exercises, and identification of key internal stakeholders and external support before an incident occurs.