The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) School Safety Task Force has released a new module in its Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET): the Ransomware Readiness Assessment (RRA). CSET is a desktop software tool that guides network defenders through a step-by-step process to evaluate their cybersecurity practices on their networks. CSET-applicable to both information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) networks-enables users to perform a comprehensive evaluation of their cybersecurity posture using many recognized government and industry standards and recommendations.
The RRA is a self-assessment based on a tiered set of practices to help organizations better assess how well they are equipped to defend and recover from a ransomware incident. CISA has tailored the RRA to varying levels of ransomware threat readiness to make it useful to all organizations regardless of their current cybersecurity maturity. The RRA:
Organizations can take the CSET Ransomware Readiness Assessment, available at https://github.com/cisagov/cset/.
If you have any questions, you can reach out to SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov.
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