Last week, business continuity vendor Datto Inc. published research on the state of ransomware in the SMB channel. Spoiler alert: Some of the numbers are ugly.
Here’s a look at a few of those disturbing statistics, as well as some more encouraging ones that point the way to critical strategies for ridding the world of the ransomware plague.
Here’s proof positive that there really is a ton of further work to be done toward raising awareness of ransomware among SMBs: while 90 percent of the MSP participants in Datto’s survey call themselves “highly concerned” about ransomware, only 38 percent of their SMB clients feel the same way. According to Rae, IT providers have a responsibility to help close that gap by talking loudly and often about ransomware perils with their customers.
“That education piece is critical,” he says.
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