What Is Ransomware and Why Is It So Dangerous?
From 2018 to 2019 alone, ransomware attacks increased by more than 74%. As we move into 2020, they’re not slowing down anytime soon. There are a number of factors that make these attacks so dangerous, including their ability to evolve. It’s difficult to prevent a ransomware attack if you don’t know how to identify one. In addition, the costs associated with a ransomware attack are also on the rise. This includes both the monetary amount of the ransom demand itself, as well as the cost associated with cleaning up the damages.
Following a cyber attack, nearly 60% of small businesses are forced to close. While it’s impossible to completely avoid a ransomware attack, there are a number of steps your clients can take to significantly reduce their risk. From staying updated on the latest in cyber trends to finding the right cyber insurance policy, your client’s best defense is getting prepared before an attack.
For more information on ransomware, download our FREE eBook, Ransomware: The Front Lines. We’ll cover a number of common questions about ransomware, including:
- What makes these attacks so dangerous?
- What can your clients do to protect themselves?
- What steps should be taken to recover from a ransomware attack?