Protiviti Launches Ransomware Service to Combat Disruptive Attacks

Protiviti has launched an enhanced ransomware offering within the firm's broader cybersecurity and privacy practice to help companies manage the rising…

| August 05, 2021

Protiviti has launched an enhanced ransomware offering within the firm's broader cybersecurity and privacy practice to help companies manage the rising threat levels to their business from malicious actors attacking and disrupting mission-critical operations.

The newly expanded and specialized Ransomware Advisory and Recovery offering is designed to help organizations manage the short-term crisis of a devastating ransomware attack and get back to business and to build toward long-term resilience.

In the U.S., the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center reported there were more than 2,400 ransomware attacks in 2020, an increase of over 20% from the previous year. This year has already seen a series of high-profile ransomware incidents affecting vital infrastructure. The enhanced Protiviti offering comes as cyber criminals increasingly perpetrate ransomware attacks on vulnerable enterprises with weak security infrastructure and controls, often to secure financial gain by holding companies' operations hostage, usually for cryptocurrency.

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