Getting Ahead of the Ransomware Epidemic: CISA's Pre-Ransomware Notifications Help Organizations Stop Attacks Before Damage Occurs
#stopransomware guide - Updated
Have you been hit by Ransomware?

protection and response

Protection and Response

Services

Services

Public Safety

Public Safety

Preparing

Preparation

Ransomware is a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. StopRansomware.gov is the U.S. Government's official one-stop location for resources to tackle ransomware more effectively.

GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES

Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. These resources are designed to help individuals and organizations prevent attacks that can severely impact business processes and leave organizations without the data they need to operate and deliver mission-critical services.

TIPS & GUIDANCE

Ransomware incidents can severely impact business processes and leave organizations without the data they need to operate and deliver mission-critical services. The economic and reputational impacts of ransomware incidents, throughout the initial disruption and, at times, extended recovery, have also proven challenging for organizations large and small. Apply these tips and practices to avoid attack.
Cyber Hygiene

Good Cyber Hygiene Habits Keep Your Network Healthy

Conduct regular vulnerability scanning to identify and address vulnerabilities, especially those on internet-facing devices, to limit the attack surface.

When in Doubt, Report It Out

When in Doubt, Report It Out

Victims of ransomware should report to federal law enforcement via IC3 or a Secret Service Field Office, and can request technical assistance or provide information to help others by contacting CISA.

 

Backing Up Is Your Best Bet

Backing Up Is Your Best Bet

Maintain offline, encrypted backups of data and regularly test your backups.

Keep Calm and Patch On

Keep Calm and Patch On

Regularly patch and update software and Operating Systems.

REPORT AN INCIDENT

  1. Victims of ransomware should report to federal law enforcement via IC3 or a Secret Service Field Office, and can request technical assistance or provide information to help others by contacting CISA.