Lessons from the dark side: preventing ransomware attacks

Every conversation I have with CISOs about their concerns and priorities is guaranteed to feature one thing – ransomware. It’s a CISO’s nightmare scenario – a very public security event which damages operational capability whilst also hemorrhaging data, and all wrapped up with a hefty price tag.

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Andrew Rose is Resident CISO, EMEA at Proofpoint.

Recent research has shown that 44% of firms were hit with ransomware in 2020; given the potential scale of impact, that’s a terrifyingly high figure. Of those organisations, 34% decided to pay the ransom to recover their position.

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