It’s no surprise to anyone who works in security that there’s been an explosion in ransomware incidents over the last two years, costing companies across various industries millions of dollars. According to a recent report from the Institute for Security and Technology, ransomware attacks cost businesses 21 days of downtime, on average.
There are analysts around the globe who are continually being jolted awake in the middle of the night to respond to ransomware attacks. Because WordPress is the market share leader (39.5% of all websites are powered by WordPress; that number jumps to 64.1% for content management systems), my team of SOC analysts aren’t strangers to responding to WordPress security issues. The one lesson we’ve learned time and time again: Preventative security measures are the most effective steps you can take against ransomware attacks.