July is Ransomware Awareness Month, and we’ve got you covered with free resources!
According to a new Cybersecurity Ventures report, the global cost of ransomware reached $20 billion in 2021, up from $325 million in 2015. They are predicting global ransomware damage costs to reach $265 billion by 2031, with a new attack (on a consumer or business) every 2 seconds.
And, according to Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report, 82% of data breaches (ransomware included) involve “the human element” (which Verizon cites as including “Use of stolen credentials, Phishing, Misuse, or simply an Error”).
“There is no question ransomware attacks will continue to be a major threat to organizations,” says Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “IT teams face a critical challenge, as technology alone is not enough to prevent attacks. Humans are an easy target via phishing and other forms of social engineering and continue to dominate as a primary source of ransomware infection. A vital addition to the security stack is to strengthen users as a last line of defense.”
Clearly, ransomware is only continuing to evolve and and get much, much worse. We created this free resource kit to help you this month and beyond. Request your kit now to learn how ransomware has evolved, what new attack vectors you need to be prepared for, and our best advice on how to protect your organization.
Your free ransomware resource kit includes:
- Access to our free on-demand Ransomware Master Class webinar featuring Roger Grimes, KnowBe4’s Data-Driven Defense Evangelist
- Our most popular whitepaper: Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual and supplemental Attack Response and Prevention Checklists
- A 7-minute video that explains The Evolution and Future of Ransomware
- A new infographic on The Global Cost of Ransomware
- Posters and digital signage to remind users about what to watch out for
Make sure to follow KnowBe4 on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to see all of the ransomware content we have planned for this month. Use the hashtag #RansomwareAwarenessMonth and join in the conversation on how we all can defend against ransomware.
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