Forrester’s Guide To Paying Ransomware, Q2 2019, challenges conventional wisdom stating ransomware victims should not pay in the face of an attack. According to the analysts, hardline conversations about whether to negotiate with cybercriminals should take a backseat to first examining business risk, and the expectations of key stakeholders. This report helps security pros understand the process and best practices of responding to a ransomware incident.
The report also analyzes:
- How ransomware attacks are up 500% from this time last year, and the increasing difficulty as threat actors become more targeted -- even going after an organization’s backups
- While companies should generally seek to avoid paying ransom, given business pressures it should be explored in parallel with other recovery efforts to ensure the best decision
- When to bring in ransomware negotiation specialists such as Flashpoint to help organizations more quickly examine the threat and recover from ransomware attacks
To learn more, access the report.