With the recent news of Colonial Pipeline paying nearly $5 million to hackers after the criminals had made the largest fuel pipeline network in the nation inoperable, many businesses are concerned that their operations could be next.

While most firms aren’t operating sprawling fuel pipelines that millions of drivers rely on, ransomware criminals are happy to attack companies large and small, crippling their operations and demanding a ransom to unlock them. And as attacks mount, the U.S. government is taking notice. As a result, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has issued advice to the nation’s businesses to help them avoid falling victim to ransomware attacks.

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