The Ransomware Prevention Guidebook

Ransomware took the gloves off in 2020. It started the year as one of many different cyber threats on a company’s radar. By the end of it, however, ransomware ranked among the most frightening risks facing every organization in the world – something no one could ignore any longer.

Were it not for COVID-19 and a presidential election, ransomware would have been the dominant headline in 2020. Even with so much going on, high-profile attacks on corporations like Garmin and Cognizant (and the multi-million dollar ransoms they paid) drew widespread attention. Less reported on was the fact that these attacks were hardly anomalies: ransomware compromised many companies in 2020 and pushed cybercrime to new depths of ruthlessness.