Judy Greenwald, Business Insurance
May 04, 2021
Companies have faced a surge in ransomware attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, but despite the onslaught they can dramatically reduce if not eliminate the threat of ransomware, experts say.
Steps to take should include a companywide focus on security, an incident response plan and a separate backup system for data.
Experts say the huge increase in attacks during the pandemic relates to much higher numbers of employees working from home, often on less-than-secure systems.
Compounding the issue is many hackers work from eastern European countries, where authorities have shown little interest in pursuing them, or on behalf of sponsoring nation states.