CISA, FBI, NSA, and MS-ISAC have released an updated version of the #StopRansomware Guide, recognizing the increasing threat of ransomware actors and their evolving techniques. Drawing on valuable insights from the past two years, the guide offers additional recommended actions, resources, and tools to enhance its effectiveness in combating ransomware.
Additionally, it serves as a comprehensive resource for organizations, providing best practices for detecting, preventing, responding to, and recovering from ransomware incidents, along with step-by-step approaches to address potential attacks. The authoring organizations strongly urge entities to review the guide to protect their facilities, personnel, and customers from the damaging impacts of ransomware and data exfiltration.
The #StopRansomware Guide was developed through the Joint Ransomware Task Force (JRTF), an interagency collaborative initiative aimed at mitigating the prevalence and impact of ransomware attacks.
Established by Congress in 2022, the JRTF is co-chaired by CISA and FBI, and it serves as a vital resource in the ongoing fight against ransomware. Organizations are encouraged to leverage the expertise and knowledge provided by the JRTF to bolster their defenses and stay ahead of the evolving ransomware landscape. For further details on the JRTF and its initiatives, interested parties can visit CISA’s newly launched Joint Ransomware Task Force (JRTF) webpage, which offers additional information and resources.
Furthermore, to access the latest information and resources on combating ransomware, entities are directed to visit stopransomware.gov. By embracing the insights and recommendations presented in the updated #StopRansomware Guide, organizations can fortify their cybersecurity posture, minimize the prevalence of ransomware incidents, and mitigate the detrimental effects that such attacks can have on their operations and stakeholders.
This collaborative effort by CISA, FBI, NSA, and MS-ISAC underscores the importance of a united front in combatting the evolving threat of ransomware, highlighting the need for ongoing vigilance, preparedness, and resilience in the face of cybercriminal activities.