Without a ransomware recovery strategy, companies sometimes end up paying to retrieve their data after an attack. At the same time, threat actors are growing more sophisticated in their ability to bypass both antivirus and anti-ransomware tools — thus, they’re also growing bolder. To stay ahead of the curve, organizations will need to develop more complete defense systems and recovery plans.
Putting Prevention First
Recent research from the Ponemon Institute found that the majority of responding companies (69 percent) don’t trust antivirus solutions to stop threats, while CIO Dive revealed that 81 percent of cybersecurity experts predict an increase in ransomware attacks in 2018. Furthermore, human error only increases the potential of a successful ransomware attack.