Recent RANSOMWARE threats against state and local government

In response to the increase in ransomware attacks against state and local governments, please see this one-page document provided by govdelivery.com:
three steps your department can take to protect your networks and data against adversaries.

This document is provided courtesy of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Multi-State ISAC (MS-ISAC), National Governors Association (NGA), and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NAS-CIO).

The document outlines 3 primary steps to secure your organization against the recent increase in ransomware, including best practices for backup and recovery, cyber security and awareness, as well as effective incident response. If you are receiving this message and are already a client of ATG, we are reviewing your systems to identify any gaps that may need to be addressed and will contact you with the outcome of this survey.

If you are not a state or local government agency, please know that the attached document has value across all industries and may be useful to you. We continue to see reports of ransomware affecting companies of all types and sizes.

If you have any questions or need any assistance dealing with this threat, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 601-401-2404.

Shane Adams, CISSP, CISM
Applied Technology Group

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