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.
It gets worse, too: According to new data from Intermedia, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based cloud application vendor, a lot of that money will come straight out of employee checkbooks rather than corporate coffers.
Indeed, 59 percent of office workers surveyed by Intermedia—and fully 73 percent of supposedly web-savvy millennial end users—said they’ve paid a ransom personally, versus just 37 percent who said their employer paid.
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