Ransomware incidents are on the rise, specifically due to expanding and complex network configurations. Not only are the incidents costly, monetarily and timewise, but also lead to long-term impacts on the nation’s critical infrastructure. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) defines critical infrastructure as the physical cyber systems and assets that are so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety.
Hackers are becoming progressively more sophisticated. The attacks can take place on companies, businesses, hospitals, government organizations and universities alike. A non-intentional lack of awareness of basic security practices can easily lead to a ransomware attack with irreparable damage.
This video podcast describes some best practices that can assist in preventing incidents on a network and mitigate the risk in case of a cyber attack.