How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

January 6, 2023
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Ransomware attacks jumped 182% from 2019 (2,047 complaints) to 2021 (3,729 complaints), according to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Find out how to prevent these attacks and prevent critical disruptions with this informative overview.

How to protect against ransomware attacks effectively is a challenge not only for the world's largest organizations, but for businesses of all sizes. No industry is immune, but some are targeted more often. According to Forbes, “Rather than continue trying to gain access to major enterprises, ransomware gangs have changed tactics by focusing on small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Once considered too small to justify a ransomware attack, these mid-sized targets now allow hackers to stay under the radar and extract smaller payments without drawing government or media attention.” Ransomware can cause significant financial and reputational damage. And with the ever-evolving landscape of cyberthreats, it’s a lot for any single entity to capture.

That’s why Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report, the DBIR, contains data contributed from 87 organizations. This year marks the report’s 15th anniversary where 23,896 security incidents were reviewed, 5,212 breaches were analyzed and 12 industry sectors along with four regions were spotlighted. The DBIR takes a deep look into how ransomware attacks and ransomware detection techniques have evolved since the report's inception.

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