CompTIA Breaking Barriers with CompTIA's Managed Services Community

CompTIA Breaking Barriers with CompTIA's Managed Services Community

A Deep Dive into Datto’s Ransomware Report with Amy Hodge and Rob Rae

February 21, 2019


The average ransomware attack costs $4,300 dollars and companies pay 10 times that much in downtime, says Datto’s Rob Rae in this episode of Breaking Barriers. He sits down with Cisco’s Amy Hodge, who is vice chair of the Managed Services Community, to talk about Datto’s 2018 State of the Channel Ransomware Report.

“The ransomware report is a tool MSPs can use to lead into a security discussion,” Hodge said. MSPs can also repackage information from the report it and use the paper to get end users interested in their managed services. The ransomware report includes data for UK, Canada, Australia and U.S. markets, and is in its third publication.

This episode also includes tips on how to sell customers on ransomware solutions without playing on fear, and how to stay on top of GDPR as the standards change across the globe. “Let’s get everything in line so when the laws do change, you don’t have to worry about it,” Rae said.

Download the State of the Channel Ransomware Report from the resource library at “You can use it as an asset to get your end users interested in your managed services,” Rae said.

Datto 2018 State Of The Channel RansomwareReport

Recorded Webinar-Datto's Ransomware Report with Rob Rae