Share of businesses experiencing ransomware attacks 2016, by of solutions implemented

This statistic depicts the percentage of organizations who had experienced ransomware attacks in 2016, distinguished by the type of solution implemented. According to the survey, 43 percent of organizations, who did not conduct online anti-phishing training for employees had experienced ransomware incident in 2016.

Percentage of organizations experiencing ransomware attacks as of 2016, by type of solution implemented

Type of solution implementedDon't DoSomewhat ImplementedMostly ImplementedCompletely Implemented
Security software that filters out ransomware29%42%36%29%
Quarterly/Annual "Break Room"- style training40%39%26%22%
Monthly security videos/emails44%32%26%23%
Phishig testing of high-risk employees44%43%21%24%
Online training for all employees with frequent phishing attack testing43%39%30%21%
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Release date

March 2017


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

over 500

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