Datto adds MSP voice to Ransomware Task Force

Datto has been invited by the Institute for Security and Technology to join its Multi-Sector Ransomware Task Force. As a founding member, Datto joins other world-renowned experts in the fight against cybercrime and will represent the managed service providers (MSP) community, focusing on the interests and needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

“Cybercriminals learn from each other’s attacks by sharing information and continuously evolving their tradecraft,” said Ryan Weeks, CISO at Datto. “All organisations – governments, enterprises, and SMBs – need to approach the serious threat of cyberattacks with the same collaborative concept. Working in silos against these sophisticated attackers is no longer an option. Threat actors have built successful businesses exploiting the fragile cyber defences and recovery practices at many organisations. Only by working together across industries and sectors can we hope to make progress against these threat actors.”

“Security has been at the heart of Datto’s ethos from the start, both culturally and built into our technology,” said Tim Weller, CEO of Datto. “But we have learned that a focus on security is a lifetime journey and requires constant attention and investment. Entities must continuously raise their defences and stay vigilant to escalating threats. For these reasons, we are humbled to be a founding member of the Ransomware Task Force and to work alongside some of the brightest minds in arenas like policy making, law enforcement, and cyber insurance. We look forward to the conversations ahead, the policies we will influence, and to making cyber resilience more accessible to the MSP community.”

According to Datto’s 2020 Global Ransomware Report, ransomware remains the most common cyber threat to SMBs, with 60% of MSPs reporting their SMB clients were hit in the first half of 2020. As part of the Ransomware Task Force, Datto will help educate and empower SMBs to make cyber resilience a top priority in 2021.



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