With an increased eye on ransomware attacks, like the one that shut down gasoline for much of the southeastern U.S. earlier this summer, the federal government recently provided a one-stop-shop for aiding people and companies in preventing “ransomware attacks that can severely impact business processes and leave organizations without the data they need to operate and deliver mission-critical services.”

The Stop Ransomware website includes extensive information about the problem, FAQs, practical tips, and a ransomware readiness self-awareness test.

Given just the personally identifiable information handled regularly by the insights industry, the Insights Association highly recommends members to review this new website and get up to speed on ransomware prevention, as well as reviewing other IA guidance on data security. Further, IA company members should adopt the ISO 27001 Information Security standard, line up some professional liability insurance, and get help with customized cybersecurity solutions.

This information is not intended and should not be construed as or substituted for legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only. It is advisable to consult with private counsel on the precise scope and interpretation of any laws/regulation/legislation and their impact on your particular business.