As those who are familiar with it will undoubtedly attest, ransomware
is a nasty business. A malicious program made for devices (mainly computers), its aim is to lock data for the user – data which can only be unlocked, as the name suggests, if the user pays a ransom. In our Knowledge Base
, we’ve dedicated various sections to discussing every aspect of ransomware: what qualifies as ransomware, the sources of ransomware attacks, the best methods of ransomware protection, and much more. The only thing left was to run a survey to find out whether companies truly understand the gravity of the threat posed by ransomware, and whether they are adequately protecting themselves from it. We also wanted to find out how often the average company falls victim to ransomware attacks, and how they resolve the situation. So, we organised a survey in which we asked these questions, along with a handful of others, and distributed it to hundreds of IT professionals around the world. We received more than 820 survey responses, and the results have been eye-opening. Below, we’ve prepared a breakdown of what we consider the most significant takeaways from the survey, and if you’d like to delve even deeper, you can find the full results of the ransomware survey here. With that out of the way, let’s get started.