Ottawa published a ransomware playbook to fight cyberattacks

Ottawa has recently published a ransomware playbook to help Canadian firms fight cyberattacks.

Indeed, as Ottawa is urging organisations to take ransomware threats more seriously, it had released pleas for action and release of free anti-ransomware resources. Adopting basic and appropriate cyber security practices could stop most cyber incidents before they happen.

The Ransomware Playbook then contains advice on how to defend against ransomware and how to recover from an attack. Ottawa also released a Ransomware Threat Bulletin that noted around 235 ransomware incidents against Canadian victims this year, up to November 16.

These attacks impacted severely infrastructure providers, which includes governments and the financial, healthcare, telecom, transportation and utility sectors. When attacked once, ransomware victims can be attacked multiple times.