- Jun 18, 2021 5:49 pm GMT
CYBER SECURITY A TOP PRIORITY. Protecting the American people and companies against ransomware must be one of our top priorities as a nation. That is why the Departments of Homeland Security and Commerce are working together to help businesses both prevent and respond to ransomware attacks.
KEY INSIGHTS & SUGGESTIONS
- This latest attack should serve as a clarion call for organizations across the country to shore up their cyber defenses and get ahead of future threats.
- The pipeline, which supplies fuel to some 50 million people from the Gulf Coast up through the entire East Coast, was closed last Friday as a precautionary measure after a ransomware attack.
- In 2020, it estimates $350 million in ransom was paid to attackers – a more than 300 percent increase over the previous year – with an average payment of over $300,000.
- The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone and there are affordable solutions for every budget.
- The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is well-positioned to help organizations take preventive measures to increase resilience before an attack occurs.
However, the federal government cannot combat ransomware alone. These public-private partnerships will continue to protect our businesses, our economy, and our national security.
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