Biden Administration Calls for Private Sector Action to Combat Ransomware Attacks

06/09/21

The Biden Administration has called on business leaders and corporations to take steps to help address the “serious” and “increasing” threat of ransomware, in the wake of recent attacks against banks, gasoline pipelines and meat producers. 

The recommendations include implementing the five best practices from President Biden’s recent Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. These include backing up and testing data, system images and configurations and testing them regularly; promptly updating and patching systems; segmenting networks and more.