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Reported Cost of Ransomware Attacks 2022 YTD

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


2022 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.

Cyber Stats


$1.85m


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

93%


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

Spotlight


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CISA


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was founded in 2018 and is a standalone United States federal agency, organized under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It exists to...

RECENT ATTACKS & NEWS


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Killnet Releases ‘Proof’ of its Attack Against Lockheed Martin

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August 12, 2022

Sounding the Alarm on Emergency Alert System Flaws

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August 12, 2022

US Government Shares Photo of Alleged Conti Ransomware Associate

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August 12, 2022

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August 12, 2022

Microsoft Paid $13.7 Million via Bug Bounty Programs Over Past Year

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August 12, 2022

Realtek SDK Vulnerability Exposes Routers From Many Vendors to Remote Attacks

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August 12, 2022

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms’ Data Collection

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August 12, 2022

Security Researchers Dig Deep Into Siemens Software Controllers

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August 12, 2022

Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited to Hack Over 1,000 Zimbra Email Servers

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Black Hat USA 2022 – Announcements Summary

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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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