Trick or…trick. Ransomware and other threats are no treat for SMBs or the channel pros responsible for protecting their data. Want to help your customers understand just how urgently they need good, solid security solutions these days? If these recently published facts and figures don’t scare them into doing the right thing, nothing will.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone has read projections like the one from Cybersecurity Ventures predicting that ransomware attacks will do over $5 billion of damage in the U.S. this year, up from $325 million in 2015. But what are the odds of ransomware affecting me?
Pretty good, actually. When Barracuda Networks Inc. surveyed 1,000 business of all sizes, in fact, it found that 47.4 percent of them have fallen victim to ransomware already.
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Sadly, but not surprisingly, ransomware has victimized lots of SMBs in the past year, according to a new study from Datto. The same research points to some encouraging trends, however.
Experts from KnowBe4, Malwarebytes, Sophos, Trend Micro, WatchGuard, and Webroot explain why cryptomining is becoming bigger than ransomware, signature-based security is dead tech walking, and artificial intelligence is giving the good guys a fighting chance.
All three companies published new research studies at CompTIA’s 2017 ChannelCon event today. Here are a few of their most interesting findings.
The security vendor foresees less ransomware, more business email compromise scams, and a dangerous increase in attacks on industrial infrastructure control systems.