Municipal governments are still figuring out how to prevent attacks of this nature. In June, barely a year after RobbinHood crippled Baltimore, the city of Knoxville, TN was compromised by a ransomware attack that experts suspected could be traced to an email opened by a city employee.
Businesses facing similar threats can combat ransomware attacks by employing robust incident response services that include proactive security assessments, incident response planning expertise and round-the-clock threat intelligence and monitoring.
In addition to enlisting a managed services provider to enhance their security capabilities, organizations can take basic actions to strengthen their security posture, such as ensuring that their security systems are updated and strengthening access management for remote desktop protocols, which IT teams use to diagnose issues remotely. Ongoing cybersecurity training can also help employees avoid falling victim to the email phishing scams that give hackers access to their systems in the first place.
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