There has been a growing threat of ransomware attacks as of late. By how much? An astounding increase of over 400% since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Ransomware isn’t new – why are businesses then struggling so much to keep pace with the dangers at hand? 62% of SMBs lack proper in-house cybersecurity expertise. 60% of SMBs don’t even have a cybersecurity policy. And this is the big kicker – 58% of SMBs have an IT security budget of $10,000 or less. When you consider all of these facts, it isn’t so much of a question if companies will get attacked by cybersecurity threats, but when. In fact, it is estimated by professionals that up to 75% of organizations will face a cyber attack within the next 5 years.
Human expertise is needed to protect organizations against sophisticated attacks. A trained professional is adept at spotting malicious code, and can understand the context, relevance, and motivation behind an attack. They can weed out the false positives out of a sea of alerts.
Learn more about what it takes to stop ransomware in its tracks through the use of well trained people and the technologies to fill in the gap in the visual deep dive below, courtesy of Pondurance: