2020 Security Bulletin for Government Agencies on Ransomware


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2019 Ransomware Stats for Government

Publish Date

November 13, 2020


Ransomware Alert

State, Local and Tribal governments experienced a 153% increase in ransomware attacks in 2019.

While 2020 results are still inconclusive, early research suggests this statistic has continued to rise dramatically since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The risk in not preparing your organization for these attacks can be costly in many ways, including

  • Significant network downtime
  • Delayed services to constituents
  • Costly recovery efforts

Along with this warning, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) published a comprehensive guide to help your organization navigate and defend against these growing threats. Read more on everything you need to know about ransomware below.