Ransomware Realities for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses


Published May 2020


All organizations can be the target of ransomware, where users’ files or computers are taken hostage or system access is hindered until a ransom demand is met. And although big game hunting is on the rise — where ransomware operators target large enterprise organizations to gain huge payouts — ransomware is frequently aimed at small and medium-sized organizations, including state and local governments, which are often more vulnerable to attacks. Organizations of all shapes and sizes should continue to stay alert and on top of their security. This paper explains the impact of ransomware on small and medium-sized organizations, explores factors that lead to increased vulnerability and offers advice on how to protect and secure your organization.

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