Ransomware: To pay or not to pay?

The topic of ransomware is something we’d all like to avoid thinking about but is something we undoubtedly must consider. Tamer Odeh, Regional Director at SentinelOne Middle East, explores the ethics and implications behind paying a ransom.

Last year saw an escalation in the number of ransomware attacks striking organisations, with both private and public sector agencies like local government and education firmly in the firing line of threats such as Ryuk and Robinhood ransomware. Often understaffed and under resourced, those responsible for delivering critical public services are at the sharp end of the dilemma: to pay or not to pay? It’s a quandary that has technical, ethical, legal, safety and of course, financial dimensions. In this article, I explore the arguments both for and against. My aim is to describe the implications and rationale from both angles across several different considerations.


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