Should I report ransomware?

Natalie Silverstein

Reporting Ransomware

Should ransomware be reported? Alagen’s senior security consultant Tom LeNeave explains that it depends. He does encourage you to be prepared and know the answer before a ransomware-related crisis. He advises that you plan with your legal department. Consult any related corporate policies, applicable rules and regulations requirements for your industry, third-party contractual requirements, and insurance requirements.

– You might have to report ransomware. However, it is important to plan your reporting procedures in advance so you’re not scrambling in the event an attack were to occur.
– Proper reporting should involve consulting with your legal team to ensure you’re following any laws or regulations regarding your industry. Be sure to review corporate policies and insurance requirements when deciding to whom and when to report.

Ask an AlaGENIUS: More Ransomware FAQs

Tom shares both the simple, and more difficult aspects of removing ransomware.

Trey discusses why paying a ransom is not ideal and preparing a recovery strategy.

Trey shares the importance of preparing to deal with a ransomware attack.

Protect Your Company from Ransomware Attacks

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