Reported Cost of Ransomware Attacks 2023 YTD


Aggregated Estimate from Public and Private Sources, Reflects Reported Attacks Only. Actual cost estimated to be significantly higher.

2023 has seen dreadful tragedies of all kinds, not the least of which is the unrelenting increase of cyberattacks. We must work together to protect our companies and communities from the financial, operational, and emotional devastation of cybercrime.

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average cost for remediation, business downtime, lost orders, operational costs, etc. 2X vs year ago. Recovery cost is 10X the size of the ransom payment. Sophos, The State of Ransomware 2021


consider an organization's trustworthiness prior to purchasing. 59% would avoid doing business with a company cyberattacked in the past 12 months. Arcserve 2020 Survey

11 seconds

a new ransomware attack hits this year. Cybersecurity Ventures. (In the time it takes you to read this cyber stat, another business has been hit with a ransomware attack.)

207 days

days is the average time to identify a breach. Meaning the bad guys are in your system for over 6-months. IBM Security Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020.

Only 21%

of security professionals think their current security controls are adequate. Forrester State of Enterprise IoT Security in North America

21 days

days is the average downtime caused by a ransomware attack. Coveware Q4, 2020


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In Case of Cyber Attack Emergency

If a ransomware incident occurs at your organization, CISA, FBI, and NSA recommend the following actions:

Contact your Local FBI Office - https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices

Report a Complaint to the FBI’s Internet Criminal Complaint Center: www.IC3.gov

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