National Cyber Security Awareness Month is over—but conversations about security with your customers should not. Cyber criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated with their attacks, and ransomware attacks have increased 13 percent in September alone.

Ransomware is running rampant, and as an IT provider it is your job to protect your SMB customers and their data from this dangerous cyber threat. The best way to mitigate an attack is education. Paired with robust security measures, educating your SMB customers to identify an attack is crucial and can essentially save their business. 

Still not convinced that you need to talk to your customers about ransomware? Below, our infographic illustrates six surprising statistics that illustrate why you need to talk about cyber security with your SMB customers.

To help you take the next step in addressing this growing threat, we also wrote The Smarter MSP’s Guide to Ransomware. In this e-book, we take a closer look at ransomware, common variants that are active today, and best practices on how to proactively and reactively protect your customers from this increasingly popular form of malware. Download it today and start talking with your customers about ransomware.

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Lauren Beliveau

Posted by Lauren Beliveau

Lauren is a Senior Content Marketing Specialist at Barracuda MSP. In this position, she creates and develops content that helps managed service providers grow their business. She also regularly writes The MSP’s Bookshelf and our Ask an MSP Expert column.

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