The state of ransomware in retail 2021

Insights into the current state of ransomware in the retail sector

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Along with the education sector, retail was the biggest industry affected by ransomware during 2020. As some retailers began trading online for the first time during the pandemic, and others saw an increase in their web traffic and online purchases, cyber criminals took advantage of the opportunities presented to them.

Managing this increase in security challenges, with many retailers still using legacy security systems, meant IT team’s cybersecurity workload increased by over 70%; also increasing their security knowledge and skills in the meantime.

Download this report and discover insights into the prevalence of ransomware within the retail sector, the associated costs and how retailers can be ready to face future threats.

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