Are You Concerned About Ransomware?

By: Megan Van Holland

Published On: February 8, 2022

The State Of Ransomware

The prevalence of ransomware continues to grow, reaching new highs. According to the 2021 1H Global Threat Landscape Report from FortiGuard Labs, ransomware grew 1,070% between July 2020 and June of 2021.

Fortinet recently surveyed 455 business leaders worldwide, mostly cybersecurity professionals, to learn how ransomware has impacted them, as well as what strategies they have in place and how they intend to combat it. The survey is designed to better understand the following:

  • How concerned are security leaders about the threat of ransomware attacks?
  • How did the pivot to remote work and learning from home affect their cybersecurity posture?
  • How confident are they in their existing countermeasures, and what else do they plan to deploy?

There are many key takeaways from the report that will help drive strategies to detect, prevent and limit ransomware attacks.

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