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An Analysis of Ransomware Encryption Speeds by Splunk SURGe

Did you know the median time for ransomware to encrypt nearly 100,000 files is 42 minutes and 52 seconds? This speed is likely beyond the capabilities of most organizations to respond effectively before encryption is complete. These findings are the result of research published by SURGe, Splunk’s strategic cybersecurity research team. A white-paper by Shannon Davis titled An Empirically Comparative Analysis of Ransomware Binaries aims to help Splunk customers react less tactically and more mindfully and intentionally when threats arise: