You don’t have to navigate the uncertainty of ransomware attacks alone.
Ransomware attacks continue to pose a serious threat to the public sector. In its 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon analyzed more than 29,000 incidents and found that government administrations experienced the highest number of confirmed data breaches across all industries.1
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, such breaches have increased in both frequency and complexity. The rapidly expanding digital landscape gives attackers more surface to act than ever before.
So how can organizations shoulder the heavy responsibility of keeping their communities’ public services secure against the negative impacts ransomware attacks might have?
Plenty of agencies faced similar threats and successfully mitigated risk. For years, Crowe has been identifying security deficiencies and turning them into opportunities for improvement.
Here are four defenses your agency can implement to try to avoid ransomware attacks.