Immediate action to Safeguard Against Ransomware Attacks

Three Steps to Resilience Against Ransomware:

  1. Back-Up Your Systems – Now (and Daily)

Immediately and regularly back up all critical agency and system configuration information on a separate device and store the back-ups offline, verifying their integrity and restoration process. If recovering after an attack, restore stronger system than you lost, fully patched and updated to the latest version.

  1. Reinforce Basic Cybersecurity Awareness and Education

Ransomware attacks often require the human element to succeed. Refresh employee training on recognizing cyber threats, phishing and suspicious links – the most common vectors for ransomware attacks. Remind employees of how to report incidents to appropriate IT staff in a timely manner, which should include out-of-band communication paths.

  1. Revisit and Refine Cyber Incident Response Plans

Agencies must have a clear plan to address attacks when they occur, including when internal capabilities are overwhelmed. If you have any questions or concerns about the matter above, please do not hesitate to contact NOC, College House by email

Source : Lanka Education and Research Network