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2020 Ransomware Report

Ransomware continues to be the #1 malware threat to SMBs.

2020 Ransomware Report
June 22, 2021 Liz Pena

The Year of Ransomware Attacks

2020 broke all records when it came to data loss. From data breaches to the increasing number of cyberattacks — the sophistication of threats increased from the application of new technologies. For example, the recent Colonial Pipeline attack highlighted both the threat and sophistication of those realities.

SMBs Keep Taking the Bait

Phishing, poor user practices and lack of Security Awareness Training were among the 3 most common causes of successful ransomware attacks. As a result, Security Awareness Training is an essential piece of an effective ransomware protection strategy.

of reported security incidents are phishing attacks.

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Are You Prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

The impact of a successful ransomware attack varies by business.  It could range from minimal impact on business functionality to massive business downtime and lost productivity. It’s important to be prepared for each level of impact and have a plan to minimize its effect on your business.

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