Cybersecurity Tips: Are you ready for ransomware?

Updated: May 20, 2020

If not, you may want to put an incident response service provider on your speed dial.

A ransomware attack on the operator of non-profit clinics that serve the uninsured in St. Louis led to the breach of information on 152,000 patients, clinicians and employees. The organization says it did not pay a ransom, and IT experts have not been able to unlock the data encrypted by hackers in the September attack. Are you ready for ransomware? Here are a few things you can do to avoid paying ransom when ransomware strikes.

Take frequent backups of your critical assets, baseline images and data.

Store backups offline so that it is not impacted by a potential ransomware attack.

Assume the worst and do an end to end testing of the restoration process.