The true cost of ransomware infections includes more than just the ransom payment. We spoke with business leaders and IT professionals to find out how their organizations were affected by ransomware, beyond losing access to their data and paying a ransom. Key findings include:
40% of ransomware attacks consumed eight or more man-hours of work
46% of businesses said their clients were also impacted by the attack
17% of victims were unable to recover their data after paying the ransom
It’s no wonder why one respondent said, “It is a nightmare. Do all you can to prevent ransomware.”
Even with some security measures in place, additional defensive layers must be implemented in order to reduce the threat surface area. Find out how businesses were affected, what their indirect costs were, and what they did to prevent future attacks by downloading the e-book, The Hidden Costs of Ransomware.