Businesses security recommendations
$ 5.2 Billion of Bitcoin transactions have been linked to ransomware attacks by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) with a mean average of $ 66.4 Million per month. 💰
As a help on this issue, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has shared guidance for businesses on how to secure their networks: 📚
✅ Follow CISA's Ransomware Guide recommended practices (link offered in the comments)
✅. Set up offline, off-site encrypted backups and use separate credentials to access them.
✅ Keep your network patched and make sure all your software is up to date
✅. Identify your Attack Surface. Know what devices are attached to your network, and implement security measures in all of them.
✅ Make sure you have an incident response and business continuity plan. Make cybersecurity exercises to test it in advance.
✅. Training your staff to recognize phishing, and social phishing, avoid visiting malicious websites and make appropriate password management.
These recommendations are intended for Small and Medium businesses, as large companies typically have strong cybersecurity programs in place. 🛡
There is no company small enough to ignore them. If you don't have cybersecurity experts in your staff, don't you think it is time to hire external services? 🤔