Ransomware Checklist

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RANSOMWARE CHECKLIST

Helping you protect your company against this rapidly evolving threat.

 
By Mark Luckin & Shane Crocker. August 2017

Mark Luckin

+61 433 337 922

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Shane Crocker

+61 438 390 775

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As the threat of ransomware continues to grow preventative measures in mitigating an organisation’s risk need to keep pace.

You may find the following checklist useful for assisting you to avoid a ransomware attack or minimise the impact.

Ransomware Checklist

  • Ensure that employees are actively engaged in an education program, including identifying symptoms of a ransomware virus and initial steps.
  • Develop a detailed cyber incident response plan.
  • Test and revise your cyber incident response plan regularly.
  • Make certain that IT personnel perform regular back-ups and verify the integrity of them. Ideally back-ups should not be connected to the computers and networks that are being backed-up (for example; offsite or cloud back-up)
  • Make certain that IT personnel have a rigorous vulnerability, patch management process and consider regular testing.
  • Understand the cover provided by your cyber insurance policy.
  • Understand how and which of your insurance policies might be triggered in a ransomware attack.
  • Understand whether there are circumstances under which you may pay ransom and whether you have the methods in place to make such a payment.
  • Have contacts with local law enforcement.

Access our Cyber protection options here for further information on how Lockton can assist you.

Mark Luckin

Associate, Professional Risks
+61433 337 922

Shane Crocker

Manager
+61 438 390 775

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