Truesec and WTW Announce Joint Guidelines to Help Companies Strengthen Their Cybersecurity
The trend for ransomware continues to rise rapidly and even more widely. To help clients ensure a healthy cybersecurity baseline, Truesec and Willis Tower Watson have developed clear guidelines that outline the baseline recommendations on cybersecurity.
Ransomware continues to increase in both frequency and scope. Willis Towers Watson and Truesec have developed a joint set of guidelines outlining what companies should do to establish a good cybersecurity posture.
An increasing number of companies are suffering from cyberattacks, and recently this has led to the suspension of healthcare, and to entire communities being affected when critical infrastructure is attacked. The latest example of this is the shutdown of the Colonial fuel pipeline in the USA, which led to panic at the pumps and rising gasoline prices.
To make it easier for organizations that want to strengthen their cybersecurity, Truesec, and WTW, have developed clear guidelines that support companies in their effort to establish good cybersecurity. The guidelines are aimed at achieving a minimum basic level, where each organization can decide the next steps, based on its conditions and goals.
Together with Truesec, we have previously helped several companies to establish a standard for cybersecurity. Many companies have good ambitions in the field, but it has been difficult to know what to actually start with, and what priorities to make. The increasing growth of ransomware means that almost all companies have to raise their minimum level, and therefore we have decided to contribute to that work by offering this standard to the public, says Kristoffer Haleen, Cyber Practice Leader (for the Nordics) at Willis Towers Watson.
Ransomware Affects Both Small and Large Companies
Ransomware in particular has increased exponentially in recent years, and many attacks use vulnerabilities that could have been prevented with relatively simple means. Most of all ransomware attacks occur on companies with fewer than 250 employees, making this an actual business risk for small as well as large companies.
Our recommendations are based on our own experience from the countless incidents we have handled over the years. What protections must be in place to prevent or minimize the consequences of intrusion. It is important to understand that we are not talking about advanced protection here, but rather what is to be regarded as security hygiene, says Mats Hultgren, VP Cyber Strategies at Truesec.
Read more about the growth of the cybercriminal business affecting organizations (based on Swedish cyberattacks) Truesec Threat Intelligence Report 2021.
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VP Cyber Strategies, Truesec
Nordic Cyber Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson