Federal Agencies Release Ransomware Resources

Several federal agencies today released two new resources developed to inform senior executives at critical infrastructure entities of the threat of ransomware. The resources provide an overview of existing federal government and private industry practices and mitigation strategies on the prevention and response to ransomware threats. The documents identify the various forms of malware and outline preventative measures, business continuity considerations, what to do if infected with ransomware and how law enforcement can assist.

Bankers can access these documents at ABA’s newly created ransomware issue page, which also includes a link to ABA’s ransomware infographic, as well as additional tips and articles for combatting this type of fraud.