Four Ways Your Network Team Can Help You Defeat Ransomware

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Ransomware attacks make headlines every day, and there is plenty of research to indicate they’re a growing threat. According to Check Point Research, one in every ten organizations worldwide was hit by attempted ransomware attacks in 2023, up 33% from the previous year. Cryptocurrency analysis firm Chainalysis says ransomware payments exceeded $1 billion for the first time in 2023, and those rising costs don’t include remediation and productivity and revenue losses associated with attacks. Government agencies and industry experts expect the threat to become even more formidable in the next few years, particularly with the emergence of AI.

Overburdened trying to get their arms around a growing attack surface to protect their organizations from rising attacks, nearly two-thirds (63%) of security professionals believe their jobs have become more complex over the past two years. At the same time, in a survey we commissioned, 92% of NetOps teams feel overlooked in their contributions to ensuring company security. Therein lies the secret to how organizations can help security teams have a more manageable workload and strengthen security in the process.

Ransomware is a business problem: Get NetOps involved

Given the implications of a ransomware attack on a business, it’s clear

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