The National Association of State Chief Information Officers joined the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other organizations to recommend on network security against ransomware.
NASCIO, CISA, the National Governors Association and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center advise federal, state and local government agencies consider three ransomware mitigation and prevention practices, NASCIO said Monday. Ransomware are software that deny a user of computer access until he pays a certain amount of money.
The group encourages agencies to back up critical systems in case of attacks, update cyber incident response plans and further train employees to identify and report cyber threats.
NASCIO, CISA, NGA and MS-ISAC also offer additional practices to further protect networks after implementation of the three given guidelines.