Garmin, whose tech is used in a variety of industries, including automotive, is working to recover from a WastedLocker ransomware attacks. PHOTO CREDIT: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Garmin expects its operations to be back up in the next few days, with some delays, after suffering a targeted WastedLocker ransomware attack that reinforced that the best cybersecurity strategy is to prepare for the worst.

The smart watch/wearable tech firm admitted on its website the attack encrypted some of its systems on July 23, and as a result, many of the company’s online services were interrupted, including website functions, customer support, customer facing applications, and company communications.

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