2017 Ransomware Defense Survey The Enterprise Strikes Back

Ransomware dominated the headlines in 2016, as organizations of all sizes and sectors fell victim to malware that locked down, encrypted - and in some cases threatened to destroy - critical systems and data. But is ransomware truly as big a security challenge as it is a compelling story? And what lessons have enterprises learned to better prepare them to detect and respond to ransomware in the year ahead?

Take the 2017 Ransomware Defense Survey now to help determine:

  • The true impact of ransomware on organizations across industries;
  • What works and doesn't work when it comes to detecting and remediating ransomware;
  • Key investments enterprises are making in 2017 to shore up their ransomware defenses.

Be a part of this global study aimed at making ransomware the biggest non-story of 2017.

Benefit from the expert insight and analysis of these survey sponsors: Check Point, Cylance, Dell, Sophos and Varonis.



  1. In your opinion, is ransomware currently a significant business threat to enterprises such as your own, or is it more of an overhyped news story?
  2. What do you believe to be the biggest takeaway from the ransomware surge in 2016?
  3. Based on what you know about ransomware, who do you believe are the predominant threat actors behind the attacks?
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  4. How do you believe organizations should respond when they detect ransomware that has maliciously impacted their systems?
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  5. How do you assess your organization's current ability to either block or detect ransomware before it locks or encrypts data within your systems?
  6. How do you assess your organization's current ability to either quickly block or detect ransomware after it locks or encrypts data within your systems?
  7. Has your organization in the past year fallen victim to ransomware?
  8. If you answered yes to the previous question, what type of ransomware infected your organization? (select all that apply)
  9. If you answered yes to question #7, what business impacts did your organization experience as a result of ransomware infection? (select all that apply)
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  10. If you answered yes to question #7, what changes, if any, did your organization initiate as a result of the ransomware threat? (select all that apply)
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