The last decade has seen ransomware move from being a
largely theoretical problem that affected a limited number of
unlucky victims, to a pervasive problem for most organizations
and an existential threat for an unfortunate few.
This has happened as the volume of data being
generated and retained by organizations has
exploded, driven in part by new workloads like
AI and machine learning and advanced analytics.
Meanwhile, the pandemic gave bad actors a chance
to raise their game. As companies switched to hybrid
and remote working, stretched security teams left
workers and their data more exposed.