The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued guidance to help small businesses in the US better protect their networks.
For the first tip, companies are advised to ensure that their technology follows the best practices outlined by the CISA in its Ransomware Guide and the Fact Sheet on Rising Ransomware Threat to Operational Technology Assets.
The second step is to train employees effectively to detect tricks with which ransomware operators infiltrate networks of targets.
Other recommended tips include keeping all the company’s networks patched and making sure all software is up to date; backing up systems regularly and keeping the backups separate from the networks; practicing good cyber hygiene; making sure a team is in place to respond to incidents.
Companies that are affected by a ransomware attack are advised to isolate compromised devices from the rest of the network, to report to the relevant authorities and to notify their customers if data was stolen during the attack.
For more information, read the original story in Bleeping Computer.