Ransomware: a devastating threat
Ransomware is malicious software (malware) used in a cyberattack to encrypt a victim’s data. The data becomes unusable until a ransom is paid.
70% of ransomware occurrences employ double extortion tactics, where attackers exfiltrate and steal sensitive company information to coerce companies to pay even more. If payment isn’t made, the attackers leak the data onto the dark web.
By 2031, ransomware is likely to cost victims more than $250 billion annually, with a new attack occurring every two seconds.1
Ransomware is increasing – reduce your risk today
Explore what caused the recent spikes in ransomware activity, the new rules of engagement, and how you should respond if you become the victim of a ransomware cyberattack.
Defend against ransomware with Cisco Security
Yelp uses Cisco Umbrella to block ransomware
“Cisco Umbrella can proactively block requests to malicious destinations before a connection is even established or a malicious file downloaded, which makes it a great first line of defense against ransomware.”
Learn how Yelp reduced its incident response time from days to minutes and enhanced its customer experience with Cisco Umbrella automation.
How Octapharma reduced ransomware
“We drastically reduced our exposure to ransomware, and since deploying Cisco Umbrella, we have not been a victim of ransomware as a result of clicking a malicious link. We have covered a great risk in the web attack vector of ransomware, and greatly improved our user experience in regards to internet connectivity.”
Global Senior Network Engineer
Octapharma case study
Cape Air blocks threats before they reach the network and end users
“After deploying Umbrella, we were able to reduce malware infections by more than 90% and the airline has not experienced any security incidents.”
Network Operations Manager
Cape Air case study
1. Brave, David, Global Ransomware Damage Costs Predicted to Reach $250 Billion (USD) by 2031, Cyber Security Ventures, June 1, 2021.