The growth and evolution of ransomware is one of the most destructive trends of the last decade. This explosion has moved ransomware from an economic crime to one with immense global security implications. NATO, the US federal government and military, and the G7 have all recently acknowledged the severity of the ransomware threat and the need for large-scale coordinated response from government and industry.
Coordinated government and industry response takes time. In the meantime, organizations of all sizes need to protect themselves and their customers and constituents today. Fortunately, concrete steps using readily available tools and security frameworks can assist.