This blog was written by an independent guest blogger.
As the number of remote working arrangements rose substantially in the last year, cybercriminals were quick to take advantage of these new opportunities. Spam and phishing emails increased in number even more rapidly than telecommuting, and company cybersecurity officers found themselves struggling to keep up.
Phishing emails often came with a sinister sidekick – a ransomware attack. It is not surprising then that a recent survey of IT and cybersecurity officers revealed that ransomware attacks are the primary security concern for these professionals in 2021.
Organizations have good reason to be concerned about ransomware attacks. Not only are they highly effective, but often companies find that it is simply easier to pay the ransom than try to rectify the problem. This is far from the best solution as it encourages the criminals to continue their attacks, fails to provide any…