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CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Conti Ransomware 

Original release date: September 22, 2021

CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) alerting organizations of increased Conti ransomware attacks. Malicious cyber actors use Conti ransomware to steal sensitive files from domestic and international organizations, encrypt the targeted organizations’ servers and workstations, and demand a ransom payment from the victims.

FBI-CISA Advisory on Ransomware Awareness for Holidays and Weekends

Original release date: August 31, 2021

Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CISA released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to urge organizations to ensure they protect themselves against ransomware attacks during holidays and weekends—when offices are normally closed.

CISA’s CSET Tool Sets Sights on Ransomware Threat

Original release date: June 30, 2021

CISA has released a new module in its Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET): the Ransomware Readiness Assessment (RRA). CSET is a desktop software tool that guides network defenders through a step-by-step process to evaluate their cybersecurity practices on their networks. CSET—applicable to both information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) networks—enables users to perform a comprehensive evaluation of their cybersecurity posture using many recognized government and industry standards and recommendations.

CISA Begins Cataloging Bad Practices that Increase Cyber Risk

Original release date: June 29, 2021

In a blog post by Executive Assistant Director (EAD) Eric Goldstein, CISA announced  the creation of a catalog to document bad cybersecurity practices that are exceptionally risky for any organization and especially dangerous for those supporting designated Critical Infrastructure or National Critical Functions.

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