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CISA kicks off ransomware vulnerability pilot to help spot ransomware-exploitable flaws

March 20, 2023


Last week, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the launch of the Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot (RVWP) program to “proactively identify information systems that contain security vulnerabilities commonly associated with ransomware attacks.” Once the program identifies vulnerable systems, regional CISA personnel will notify them so they can mitigate the flaws before attackers can cause too much damage.

CISA says it will seek out affected systems using existing services, data sources, technologies, and authorities, including CISA’s Cyber Hygiene Vulnerability Scanning.

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