One of the biggest stories in cybersecurity has been the big increase in ransomware attacks. Even though ransomware is not a new threat, it seems that attacks are happening more frequently. Barracuda researchers reported that they’ve identified and analyzed 121 ransomware incidents so far in 2021, which is a 64% increase in attacks. The ransom demands are also getting bigger, with Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 finding the average ransomware payment had risen to $925,162.00 during the first 5 months of 2022. That is up 71% from 2021.