Ransomware 2018 status – HCST

Ransomware 2018 status

Business IT Services

Ransomware 2018 status

December 18, 2018 video 0

In 2018, Datto surveyed Managed Service Providers like HCST about their experiences with Ransomware. Of the over 2,400 responses, the results are staggering.

Between Q2 2016 and Q2 2018, 79% of MSPs reported their clients experienced ransomware attacks. In the first half of 2018 alone, 55% reported attacks against their clients.

The average cost in terms of downtime and recovery efforts for those hit by ransomware is running around $46,800!

Watch the video below! Are your servers and critical workstations covered with sufficient backups that can be used to recover your entire operation in the event of a serious event like this? Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that even with enterprise grade firewalls and anti-virus mechanisms, malware still slips in, usually via email.

If you are not sure of your backups, business continuity, or disaster recovery capabilities, please contact us via the form below, and we’ll be happy to chat with you (at no cost) to evaluate your needs.