FORT MEADE, Md. – To guide network defenders in protecting against the rapidly evolving ransomware tactics of malicious cyber actors, the National Security Agency (NSA) and several partners publicly released the “#StopRansomware Guide” Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI).
“Ransomware tactics have become more destructive and impactful,” said Rob Joyce, NSA Director of Cybersecurity. “Malicious cyber actors are not only encrypting files and asking for ransom, they are also exfiltrating data and threatening victims to release it as a form of extortion. Most importantly, the speed of compromise and impact have increased dramatically, requiring even more effort on the part of defenders.”