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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Thoughts from 170 cyber security pros
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.
Have you experienced ransomware?
of respondents’ companies had
been infected by ransomware
How long were employees and
customers unable to access their
Less than 8
2 - 3 days
More than 8
What’s your biggest worry?
Paying the ransom
Cost of downtime due to lack
of access to systems for
customers and employees59%
Bad publicity/ reduced
Would you pay to avoid downtime?
Don’t pay ransom
What’s the estimated cost of
$5,000 - $20,000
“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
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