Imagine your company’s most valuable assets being held hostage by wrongdoers. What would you pay to get them back? How far would you go to prevent them from being taken in the first place? Most of us can’t conceive of malicious infiltrators storming our offices and work sites, holding our employees, work products, and intellectual property hostage until we pay up. But that is exactly what is happening with alarming regularity in recent years — virtually, through the use of ransomware.
In 2016, ransomware attacks grew by 600%, costing businesses 1 billion dollars.
As the wave of worldwide attacks strengthens, businesses of all types and sizes are forced into the agonizing choice between paying criminals or sacrificing their priceless and sensitive data, their competitive edge, and the confidence of their customers and investors.