According to Datto’s Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report, 60% of the more than 1,000 MSPs it polled in August said that at least one of their clients was hit by ransomware in the first half of 2020. 11% of those survey respondents support clients who were struck multiple times in a single day.
Channel pros, not surprisingly, are alarmed by such figures. Fully 84% of them believe SMBs should be very concerned about ransomware, according to the Datto study. Unfortunately, just 30% of the participants in that study believe SMBs actually are very concerned about ransomware.
On a more positive note, half of the MSPs Datto surveyed say their clients have budgeted more for security this year.
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