A holiday is coming, which means you may be more likely to be hit with a ransomware attack. Read the government’s advice.

It’s not really news that attackers may attack over a weekend when there are fewer IT people working to detect and respond to attacks. That’s also true for ransomware attacks.  Read the government’s new advisory and see if you can implement or prepare better for the possibility of a ransomware attack.

Immediate Actions You Can Take Now to Protect Against Ransomware
• Make an offline backup of your data.
• Do not click on suspicious links.
• If you use RDP, secure and monitor it.
• Update your OS and software.
• Use strong passwords.
Use multi-factor authentication.

Note that the The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) do not have any specific threat reports indicating that there will be an attack over the Labor Day weekend, but be prepared, and that means knowing who gets called over a holiday weekend if a lot of your staff is off or away on holiday.

Are you ready?

Alert (AA21-243A): Ransomware Awareness for Holidays and Weekends

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