Ransomware Guides and Services

  • Ransomware Guide
    • A joint product from CISA and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), which is a customer centered, one-stop resource with best practices and ways to prevent, protect and/or respond to a ransomware attack. The guide, published in September 2020, aims to inform and enhance network defense and reduce exposure to a ransomware attack, and it includes two resources: 1) Ransomware Prevention Best Practices; and 2) a Ransomware Response Checklist.
  • Cyber Hygiene Services
    • At no financial cost, CISA offers several scanning and testing services to help organizations assess, identify and reduce their exposure to threats, including ransomware. By requesting these services, organizations of any size could find ways to reduce their risk and mitigate attack vectors.  
  • Elections Cyber Tabletop in a Box
    • A self-guided resource, CISA developed the Elections Cyber Tabletop Exercise Package (commonly referred to as “tabletop in a box”) for state, local, and private sector partners. The package includes template exercise objectives, scenario, and discussion questions, as well as a collection of cybersecurity references and resources.  


Victims of ransomware should report it immediately to CISA at www.us-cert.gov/report, a local FBI Field Office, or Secret Service Field Office.

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