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.
Less than a third of ransomware victims inform authorities about the incident, according to MSPs in Datto’s survey. That’s up from one in four last year, but is still far too low. Without a complete accounting of ransomware assaults, law enforcement agencies can’t accurately measure the scale of the ransomware scourge and are less likely to dedicate the resources necessary to defeat it.
Part of the issue, Rae suspects, is that SMBs are understandably more likely to call their channel pro rather than the cops after a ransomware strike.
“If your house is on fire, you’re going to call the fire department,” he observes. If your data has been encrypted, by the same token, you’re going to call your MSP.
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