The Cost of a Ransomware Attack, Part 1: The Ransom

By many estimates, ransomware attacks are among the most common, if not the most common, type of cyber attack. While the number of attacks is generally trending downward, the average cost of an attack is rising exponentially — in part because malicious actors are increasingly targeting companies with the resources to pay large ransoms (and … Read more

The Cost of a Ransomware Attack, Part 2: Response & Recovery

This is the second half of a two-part series dealing with the cost of ransomware attacks. Read the first part about the money paid to the attackers themselves here. As horrific as it is, the actual ransom payments make up only a small part of the cost of the attack. Downtime and recovery are much … Read more