Ransomware attacks increased by 105% in the first quarter of 2019, according to Beazley’s tally of insurance claims and data analytics. Other alarming reports show that new variants of Ransomware keep appearing almost every month. In addition, two years after the WannaCry Ransomware attacks, 1.7 million computers still remain at risk in 2019 according to TechCrunch. Fortunately, there are cybersecurity solutions that can protect your data during file transfer and file storage.
File transfer and storage risks
Cloud adoption continues to grow as more businesses discover the cost saving potential and convenience that comes with it. However, misconfigured servers are still a major risk for companies using infrastructure and platform as a service. Misconfigured servers are characterized by default accounts and passwords, unrestricted outbound access, enabled debugging functions, and more. The number of files exposed on misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services in 2019 is 2.3 billion according to an article on ZDNet.