Ransomware Risks Persist in 2023
Last month’s “ransomware and data exfiltration event” suffered by the U.S. Marshals Service was a stark reminder that cybersecurity threats continue as a significant risk to businesses of all kinds. No organization—not even law enforcement—is exempt.Here are some of the latest troubling statistics:International IT trade group CompTIA reports that ransomware attacks grew 41% last year.CompTIA analysts also found that “identification and remediation” for a ransomware incident took 49 days longer than the
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Disruption caused by breaches and the loss of critical data can cripple any company from big enterprises to SMBs. Case in point: The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received a record 847,376 complaints in 2021, with potential losses exceeding $6.9 billion. Tallies for 2022 have not been released but, given escalating trends, these stats are likely to reach new highs. How do you protect against financial losses from cybercrime? One solution is employee education. Teach your staff to become the