$209 million—that’s how much the FBI estimates that cyber criminals behind ransomware attacks extorted from businesses in just the first three months of 2016. Over the course of the year, ransomware attacks hit record highs, targeting hospitals, banks, and educational institutions like the Horry County school district in South Carolina.
Working for a legal firm that bills by the hour, you know that time is quite literally money. Every hour your associates can’t work due to technical difficulties equates to revenue loss. In fact, if a firm with 50 staff members and an average billable hourly rate of $175 is down for even a day, the company could lose up to $70,000 in billable revenue.
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Every day, security professionals face a changing threat landscape, which is characterized by sophisticated attacks, targeted emails, and major profit motive.
According to the FBI, ransomware is quickly approaching a $1 billion annual market, and attackers no longer spare schools and libraries from their attacks.