Ransomware Resurgence a Threat to Every Organization

From a cybersecurity standpoint – the first quarter of 2019 was very bad for businesses and local governments, schools, etc. In a new report, McAfee Labs counted 412 publicly disclosed security incidents, an increase of 20% from Q4.

Where are attacks worst? Follow the money to see the growth.

Disclosed incidents impacting individuals spiked 78%, education sector increased 50%, healthcare increased 18%, public sector decreased 10%, and the financial sector increased 89%.

Perhaps worst of all, more than 2.2 billion stolen account credentials were made available on the cybercriminal underground over the course of the quarter.  

The exclusive infographic above sums it up and has ideas on how to prevent ransomware in your organization.

In addition, we suggest:

1) Read cybersecurity essentials – a simple list which will help most organizations become far more secure.

2) Go to a phishing simulation vendor now and sign up for one of their offerings. Phishing BoxKnowBe4 and Phish360; are all great.

3) We also recommend you get a free evaluation of your cybersecurity risk from an MSP/MSSP immediately – they can also help you build in the needed compliance to reduce the risk of being fined.

4) Finally, Learn about the latest in everything you need! Cybersecuritythe Channel, IT, IOT, Edge, AI, SD-WAN, and the Future of Work at the world’s only MSP Expo, part of the ITEXPO #TechSuperShow, Feb 12-14, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL.


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