The State of Ransomware: 2016 Survey Finding

The State of Ransomware: 2016 Survey Finding


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Michael Osterman
Osterman Research, Inc.
Michael Osterman
Michael Osterman is the principal of Osterman Research, Inc., founded in 2001. Since that time, the company has become one of the leading analyst firms in the messaging and collaboration space, providing research, analysis, white papers and other services to companies like Hewlett Packard, IBM, Google, EMC, Symantec, Proofpoint, Dell and many others.
Prior to founding Osterman Research, Michael was the Vice President of Market Research at Creative Networks, a leading market research and consulting firm focused on the messaging and directory markets. Michael has also held positions with the SRI International Business Intelligence Center, Ryan Hankin Kent, ElectroniCast and Gnostic Concepts. His background includes research and analysis of various markets, including computer-aided software engineering, data communications, telecommunications, and fiber optic components.
Michael is a speaker at industry and vendor-sponsored events on the topics of archiving, messaging, social media and other messaging- and collaboration-focused issues.

Ransomware has become one of the biggest cyber security threats in the world, with instances of ransomware in exploit kits increasing about 44% in the last six months. According to FBI statistics, hackers extorted business and institutions for more than $209 million in ransomware payments in the first three months of 2016. The business of ransomware is on pace to be a $1 billion a year crime.

Through an exclusive survey with Osterman Research of more than 500 CIOs, CISOs and IT Directors in the U.S., Canada, Germany and the U.K., Malwarebytes is dedicated to helping businesses prevent ransomware.  Join this webinar and hear directly from Michael Osterman on this research.

Key findings include:

  • Most impacted industries
  • Common attack vectors
  • Overall impact on businesses
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