Ransomware is everywhere. The number of emails containing ransomware rose 6,000 percent since 2015. In 2016, 40 percent of all spam emails had one of these malicious programs hidden within, according to IBM. Other reports highlight the sophistication of ransomware nowadays and it’s financial impact on organizations that that become victims. In short, it’s all bad news. Or not?
Enterprises, small companies and everyone in between is adopting cloud-based tools and environments for their business and personal needs. RightScale’s 2016 State of the Cloud report found that 82 percent of enterprises were using a multi-cloud strategy, meaning they are using the infrastructure services of more than one cloud provider. In addition, according to projections made last year by Intuit, 78 percent of small businesses will be fully in the cloud by 2020. By saving data in virtual environments, companies are becoming more flexible and saving money on their IT infrastructure, allowing them to do better business and enhance revenues in the long run. Continue reading