Ransomware is difficult to protect against as the criminals themselves are security experts who carefully review and target their victims. Attackers are becoming increasingly skilled at exploiting vulnerable services and unpatched software, with almost three-quarters of Ransomware attacks managing to successfully encrypt private company data. According to a 2020 survey by Sophos, 51% of organisations were hit by Ransomware in the last year. The criminals succeeded in encrypting the data in 73% of these attacks.
Most Ransomware breaches require some type of end-user interaction, whether that’s opening a malicious email attachment or clicking on a link. At FluidOne, we understand that it is easy to fall victim to an attack when users don't know to be vigilant. To avoid becoming another statistic, we have teamed up with our security expert partner, Cyber Security Associates, to bring you some top tips to help you protect your IT infrastructure and reduce your risk of a ransomware attack.