Title: Evidence-Based Strategies to Lower Your Risk of Becoming a Ransomware Victim
Abstract: How can Energy sector security professionals avoid joining the growing list of ransomware victims? BitSight is analyzing the security performance of thousands of ransomware victims to identify common challenges and key programmatic areas to improve to reduce risk. In research published on May 20, 2021, BitSight found that poor patching performance is a strong indicator of increased risk to ransomware — in fact, organizations with less mature patching programs are 7x more likely to experience a ransomware incident.
BitSight’s Tom Montroy, Director of Data Science, and Jake Olcott, VP of Gov Affairs, shared findings from recent research and specific insights for the Energy sector.