2022 Ransomware Defense Report

SANS Institute

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The years 2020 and 2021 were undoubtedly the years of ransomware. Threat actors wasted no time taking advantage of the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, launching attacks that netted millions (if not billions) of dollars in extortion fees and leaked a record amount of data from victim organizations.

This report looks at how ransomware defenses have changed from 2020 through 2022. It also explores:

  • Changes to threat actor tactics
  • Current ransomware trends
  • How to implement defenses against those trends

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