The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Issues Advice on Ransomware

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University has released a blog post on best practices for preventing and responding to ransomware. This common malware captures, encrypts, and holds your data to extort a ransom. SEI’s top recommendation to thwart ransomware attacks is to back up your important files regularly.

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US-CERT recommends that users and administrators review SEI’s blog post (link is external) and US-CERT’s Security Publication on Ransomware for more information.

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