July is Ransomware Awareness Month, and we’ve got you covered with free resources!
According to Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report, 83% of data breaches (ransomware included) involve “the human element” (which Verizon cites as including “Use of stolen credentials, phishing, misuse, or simply an error”).
And, according to a Cybersecurity Ventures report, global ransomware damage costs are expected to reach $265 billion by 2031, up from $325 million in 2015. They are predicting a new attack (on a consumer or business) every 2 seconds.
“Unfortunately, a majority of organizations have experienced at least one ransomware attack within the last year,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “In order to attempt to stop ransomware attacks, organizations must have a preventative strategy that aligns with the way these types of attacks start. Creating a snowball effect, cybercriminals are ramping up the extortion aspect of ransomware, making damages even worse and recovery that much more challenging. This is something that can only be addressed by creating a proper security culture with security awareness training at the center of it all.”
Clearly, ransomware is continuing to evolve and will worsen. 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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