Cyber Guidance Checklist

The White House is urging companies to execute, with urgency, eight actions to better protect themselves from cyber-attack.

You're not planning to fail, so don't fail to plan.

Fortress can urgently and affordably help companies implement all eight.


How to implement White House cyber recommendations:

» Multi-Factor Implementation Service

» Sentinel Industry Leading Managed Detection & Response + Threat Hunting

» Guardian High Efficacy Managed Patching

» Cybersecurity Consulting

» Vault Managed Backup

» Disaster Recovery Planning & Exercises

» Incident Response Planning & Attack Simulations (Tabletops)

» Cybersecurity-as-a-Service

» Encryption Activation

» Employee, Executive, and Board Training

» Visit for preventative and emergency resources and how to contact your local FBI Field Office

We urge companies to execute the following steps with urgency:

1. Mandate the use of multi-factor authentication on your systems to make it harder for attackers to get onto your system;

2. Deploy modern security tools on your computers and devices to continuously look for and mitigate threats;

3. Check with your cybersecurity professionals to make sure that your systems are patched and protected against all known vulnerabilities, and change passwords across your networks so that previously stolen credentials are useless to malicious actors;

4. Back up your data and ensure you have offline backups beyond the reach of malicious actors;

5. Run exercises and drill your emergency plans so that you are prepared to respond quickly to minimize the impact of any attack;

6. Encrypt your data so it cannot be used if it is stolen;

7. Educate your employees to common tactics that attackers will use over email or through websites, and encourage them to report if their computers or phones have shown unusual behavior, such as unusual crashes or operating very slowly; and

8. Engage proactively with your local FBI field office or CISA Regional Office to establish relationships in advance of any cyber incidents. Please encourage your IT and Security leadership to visit the websites of CISA and the FBI where they will find technical information and other useful resources.

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