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Just Wish Ransomware Would Go Away? We Have Bad News…
Ransomware has rapidly climbed to be one of the most dangerous and feared malware attacks that is used nowadays. It’s gotten to the point that, if you wish they would just stop, we can hardly blame you.
Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe that ransomware is going anywhere.
Numerous Statistics Show That, If Anything, Ransomware is On the Rise
Let’s go over just a few of these stats to really put the situation into perspective:
- In 2022, the average ransom was $812,380. This year, that average is $1.54 million.
- There’s been a 13% increase in ransomware attacks over the past five years.
- 27% of malware breaches involve ransomware.
Clearly, ransomware is here to stay. As a result, you need to be prepared to prevent it from interfering with your business.
How to Prevent Ransomware Infections in Your Business
In the vast majority of cases, ransomware is spread by taking advantage of the end user. Therefore, user training and testing is paramount.
Make sure that your team is aware of the threat of ransomware—what it is, how it works, and how to spot it. Teach them about phishing attacks, which are frequently used to spread ransomware, and general data security practices. Evaluate their readiness to avoid phishing and other cyberthreats regularly, and in addition to targeted training to resolve any identified shortcomings, make sure that all of your team members are maintaining their security practices with regular training and evaluations on the basics.
This is, admittedly, a lot…but it also isn’t something you have to tackle alone. We’re here to help. Reach out to us for assistance with your inclusive cybersecurity needs, as well as general IT maintenance and management, by calling (203) 261-2201 today.