CISA Launches Ransomware Warning Pilot for Critical Infrastructure


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced they have established a pilot program to identify vulnerabilities within critical infrastructure systems that are known to be exploited by ransomware groups and threat actors. The pilot program was created in response to the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act. This was a law passed in 2022 that required CISA “to develop and implement regulations requiring covered entities to report covered cyber incidents and ransomware payments” to the agency.

The goal of this program is to provide timely and actionable information that will directly reduce the prevalence of damaging ransomware incidents affecting American organizations of all sizes and shapes. Far too many businesses have been infected with ransomware and are either now out a large sum of money or are no longer in business.

The model was tested a few months ago and was proven effective in timely risk reduction. They are going to continue to work to further scale the pilot system to include additional vulnerabilities and notification of more organizations.

It is great to see more preventive measures being introduced, but keep in mind we are lightyears away from thwarting off all ransomware attacks. Your business needs to make sure you have comprehensive cybersecurity protection in place. Need help ensuring that is happening in your business? Let 2W Tech help! We are a technology solutions provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. Let our team of expert IT Consultants help your business evaluate your security posture and determine if you have the best protection in place to help protect against a ransomware attack or any other cybersecurity threat.

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