With survey findings gathered from 1,700+ MSPs serving 100K+ businesses around the globe, Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report provides unique visibility into ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel and their clients who are dealing with malware infections on a daily basis.
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Report that ransomware is becoming more and more frequent.
Predict the frequency of attacks will continue to increase over the next 2 years.
Report attacks in the 1st half of 2017 alone.
An unlucky 26% report multiple attacks against SMBs in a single day.
A marked improvement from 1 in 4 attacks reported in 2016.
(Down from 41% in 2016)
For SMBs, the ransom isn’t what breaks the bank.
Report loss of data and/or devices
Report business-threatening downtime
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(up from 88% in 2016)
(up from 34% in 2016)
The majority of MSPs blame the lack of cybersecurity training across SMBs. Employees today are largely unprepared to defend themselves against these attacks.
As no single solution is guaranteed to prevent ransomware attacks, a multilayered portfolio is highly recommended.
The #1 solution for SMB ransomware protection? Backup & Disaster Recovery followed by cybersecurity training for all employees.
Businesses must ensure business continuity with BDR. There is no sure-fire way of preventing ransomware. Instead, businesses should focus on how to maintain operations despite a ransomware attack. There is only one way to do this: with a solid, fast, and reliable backup and recovery solution.
Businesses must prepare the front line of defense: your employees. Today’s companies must provide regular and mandatory cybersecurity training to ensure all employees are able to spot and avoid a potential phishing scam in their inbox, a leading entrance point for ransomware.
Businesses must leverage multiple solutions to prepare for the worst. Today’s standard security solutions are no match for today’s ransomware, which can penetrate organizations in multiple ways. Reducing the risk of infections requires a multilayered approach rather than a single product.
Businesses need a dedicated cybersecurity professional to ensure business continuity. SMBs often rely on a “computer-savvy” staff member to handle their IT support and not an IT expert. If a company cannot afford a complete IT staff for 24/7 cybersecurity monitoring, they should be leveraging a Managed Service Provider (MSP) who has the time and resources to anticipate and protect a company from the latest cybersecurity threats.