CISA’s 1,200 pre-ransomware alerts saved organizations millions in damages


Dive Brief:

  • The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s pre-ransomware notification initiative, which aims to reduce risk by alerting organizations of early-stage ransomware activity, resulted in more than 1,200 pre-ransomware notifications in 2023. 
  • The federal agency’s effort had a busy and productive first year in operation, including 294 alerts that were also shared with 27 partner countries, according to CISA’s 2023 year in review.
  • Notifications were sent to more than 100 K-12 school districts and colleges, respectively, and more than 150 U.S. healthcare organizations. Other sectors that received alerts include organizations in emergency services, water and wastewater, transportation, energy, and state and local government.

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