According to recent estimates, government agencies and jurisdictions in the United States have experienced nearly 250 ransomware attacks in the past three years, costing roughly $50 billion in combined recovery costs and productivity losses, to say nothing of the disruption of services. It’s a problem that continues to grow year over year, and some people argue that the solution is to outlaw ransomware payments. Using data from a survey conducted by Dr. Stephen Neely at the University of South Florida, Cyber Florida Staff Director Dr. Ron Sanders and Dr. Neely explore how citizens think governments should respond and if the majority option is realistic for the future. Read the full commentary on Route Fifty.


responded that Florida should outlaw ransomware payments by local governments