SEI Issues Advice on Ransomware

Original release date: June 01, 2017

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University has released a blog post on best practices for preventing and responding to ransomware. This common malware captures, encrypts, and holds your data to extort a ransom. SEI’s top recommendation to thwart ransomware attacks is to back up your important files regularly.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review SEI’s blog post and US-CERT’s Security Publication on Ransomware for more information.


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