Everyone has seen the headlines: Ransomware shuts down a small business, city government, or hospital, resulting in major disruption, downtime, and sometimes the payment of thousands of dollars in ransom. And yet, according to a recent report by research firm Forrester entitled Ransomware Is A Business Continuity Issue, most firms are not prepared to handle cybersecurity-induced disasters.
In its report, Forrester examines the state of ransomware readiness, exposing the all-too-common illusion of preparedness vs. the reality. If your business isn’t fully prepared for this type of attack, you’re not alone.
Notable findings include:
It’s not all doom and gloom, however, as Forrester also recommends three key actions to improve your readiness. Collaboration across functional teams, regular recovery testing, and operational and design changes can make a big difference.
Read the (full report here) to find out how your ransomware readiness compares with your peers—and how you can improve.
Carrie Reber is senior product marketing manager for SolarWinds MSP.
To find out how SolarWinds® Backup can help you improve backups for you and your customers, click here