Ransomware isn’t new. It’s been around a long time, and as long as ransomware perpetrators see the opportunity for financial again, it’s here to stay.
In fact, according to a 2019 report from Forrester Research, the number of ransomware attacks on enterprises is up 500% over the previous year. Furthermore, Forrester projects that these attacks will cost businesses $11.5 billion – and that’s not even considering the intangible costs of losing trust from your customers and partners.
Furthermore, there’s also the cost of not being able to fully recover all the data after a ransomware attack. With the threats and costs of ransomware is as high as they’ve ever been, the challenge for IT and backup admins is to constantly re-evaluate the defensive layers needed to lessen the risk of ransomware.