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Rise of Ransomware


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This presentation, Ransomware Rising, details the results of a survey of security professionals taken at RSA 2017, the world’s largest security conference, exploring their experiences with ransomware.

Conducted Feb. 13-17, at RSA 2017, the in-person survey is based on responses from 170 attendees including IT professionals, managers and executives from the U.S. (77 percent), EMEA (13 percent) and other regions (11 percent).

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Rise of Ransomware

  1. 1. Ransomware Rising Thoughts from 170 cyber security pros
  2. 2. To explore experts’ experience and attitudes on ransomware, Imperva surveyed 170 security professionals at RSA 2017, the world’s largest gathering of cyber security professionals. Here are the results.
  3. 3. Have you experienced ransomware? of respondents’ companies had been infected by ransomware 30% 52% 20% 17% 11% How long were employees and customers unable to access their systems? Less than 8 hours 2 - 3 days 1 day More than 8 hours
  4. 4. What’s your biggest worry? Paying the ransom 11% Lost sales12% Cost of downtime due to lack of access to systems for customers and employees59% Bad publicity/ reduced customer satisfaction14% No impact4%
  5. 5. Would you pay to avoid downtime? Don’t pay ransom 79% 21% Pay ransom
  6. 6. What’s the estimated cost of downtime? 44% 29% 27% Under $5,000 $5,000 - $20,000 Over $20,000
  7. 7. Source: “The real cost of ransomware is downtime and lost productivity. What’s more, the availability of ransomware-as- a-service, combined with high profits for the attackers, means ransomware attacks are likely to escalate in 2017.” - Terry Ray, Imperva chief product strategist
  8. 8. Wondering how to fight ransomware? Insider’s Guide to Defeating Ransomware Read
  9. 9. Imperva® is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business- critical data and applications.