Protecting Public Sector Organizations from Ransomware

As ransomware becomes an increasingly dangerous threat for public sector organizations, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has published a fact sheet with information on how organizations can protect themselves. Ransomware is a type of malware that accesses a computer (or network), encrypts its files and then demands payment to restore access. In June of this year the University of Calgary paid a $20,000 ransom after an unknown hacker committed a ransomware cyber-attack.

Read the fact sheet here.


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