According to the National Cyber Security Center, in 2021 there was a huge increase in the amount of ransomware attacks reported globally. Supply chain attacks increased dramatically, double extortion enabled hackers to export stolen data to separate locations, and unpatched vulnerabilities continued to be one of the most common exploits hackers used to steal data. To top it off, the US Treasury credited $5.2 billion in bitcoin transactions to ransomware.
Unfortunately, ransomware is showing no signs of slowing down. In the first half of 2021, the average ransom payment was $570,000, which was an 83% increase from the previous year’s findings, reported at $312,000. With ransomware on the rise, attacks will continue to infect schools, businesses, hospitals, banks, and government offices, to name but a few. Hundreds of new strains of ransomware continue to flood the internet daily, so how are you supposed to better protect your businesses?
At ThreatLocker we want to help you build a cybersecurity stack that is resilient to any cyber-attack that comes your way. We understand how important it is to not only protect your business but also those you look after.
To help you on your journey, we have put together a new eBook. Inside you will find 12 steps that will help you win the war on cyber threats, whilst keeping you protected against ransomware. You’ll also see why the need for a policy-driven, ZeroTrust, ThreatLocker has never been greater.
You can download the full eBook here.