Ransomware became deadly in 2020.
Healthcare facilities were attacked at an alarming rate, including one incident in Germany that lead to a patient death when an attack locked critical systems and a woman needing critical care was turned away. She died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment.
Ransomware is now one of the fastest-growing threats in cybersecurity, with damages predicted to cost $20 billion globally by 2021, up from $354 million in 2015.
But if you work in infosec, you probably knew that. We're not here to tell you ransomware is a problem. But we are here to examine what security teams are doing to defend against it, and what techniques are emerging as best bets to mitigate ransomware.