• The Ransomware Task Force’s advice needs work


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    A few weeks ago, the Ransomware Task Force (RTF) released the Blueprint for Ransomware Defense.

    The RTF was created by the Institute for Security and Technology (IST) in April 2021 in response to the emerging national and economic security risk posed by ransomware.

    Unfortunately, I find the advice and information contained in the Blueprint centered too much on large enterprises and not enough on the broader audience it was supposedly targeting. Unquestionably, outages and stolen data for large enterprises can have a huge effect on large groups of people, but the Small Business Administration points out that there are 32 million small businesses — and we all can agree they have fewer resources to fend off attacks.

    From my perspective, something very big is missing: detection.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.34.0, 2022-08-22).