A new blueprint offers advice for businesses to protect against ransomware attacks

Small businesses paid millions to cybercriminals last year to unlock their files. That’s why experts released a new blueprint with advice on how to defend against and recover from ransomware attacks.

JUANA SUMMERS, HOST:

Small businesses have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to cybercriminals in just the last year. And now a group of experts has released a blueprint full of advice on how to prepare for a possible ransomware attack. We’re joined now by NPR cybersecurity correspondent Jenna McLaughlin, and she’s going to help us break down the findings. Hi, Jenna.

JENNA MCLAUGHLIN, BYLINE: Hey there.

SUMMERS: So can we

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