IDC’s 2021 Ransomware Study: Where you are matters!
With data from IDC's Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey, this study takes a deep dive into the topic of ransomware. 791 global respondents addressed topics such as attention by the board of directors, ransomware payments, size of the ransomware, number of ransomware payments and the exfiltration of data.
Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption and they often threaten to sell or leak exfiltrated data or authentication information if the ransom is not paid. In recent years, ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent among the nation’s state, government entities and critical infrastructure organizations.
Download the IDC 2021 Ransomware Study to learn:
- Why the concern over ransomware is dramatically higher in the U.S., but incident rates are dramatically lower.
- Only 13% of organizations reported experiencing a ransomware attack/breach and NOT paying a ransom.
- Digital transformation laggards are significantly more likely to experience a ransomware event.
- Average ransom payment is almost a quarter million dollars. Large ransom payments skew the average.
IDC’s 2021 Ransomware Study: Where You Are Matters!
By: Frank Dickson and Christopher Kissel
Doc # US48093721
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