In a letter to corporate executives and business leaders, the White House has laid out the steps businesses should take to avoid the attacks.
As ransomware attacks on American businesses and healthcare systems increase, the White house has released guidance to avoid the attacks.
In a June 2 letter addressed to executives and business leaders, Anne Neuberger, deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, wrote that protecting the country’s resilience against cyberattacks is a top priority for President Joe. R. Biden.
While the recent attack on an oil pipeline has made headlines recently, healthcare facilities have also been victims of ransomware schemes. With the federal government warning in October that they had gathered credible information about an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.
While the federal government is seeking to disrupt and deter these attacks, the letter says that the private sector also has a duty to protect themselves from these threats as any organization could be targeted. They urge executives to meet with their leadership teams to discuss the threat of ransomware and review the company’s security posture and continuity plans.
The letter also lists recommended best practices that the government suggests companies adopt now. The guidance is below as it appears in the letter: