On 1 October, Meritalk reported that a 2-part ransomware guide released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) directs cyber professionals on how to protect against and respond to attack.  The guide contains best practices for handling ransomware and the agencies explained that while there are many products and resources available for professionals to reference, it’s difficult for to find an all-encompassing source of information.  The guide emphasises that any organisation is vulnerable to the possibility of a ransomware attack. Part 1 of the guide is focused on ransomware prevention, and part 2 the organisations outline detection and analysis, containment and eradication, and recovery and post-incident strategies for dealing with ransomware, and is intended to provide organizations with a methodical and properly managed approach to overcoming the attack.

The guide itself is at –

I had left off this link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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