Should Companies Pay to Settle Ransomware Attacks?

iQuanti: Ransomware attacks that are notoriously difficult to stop increased in the last few years. Victims include companies of all sizes and industries, but some of the largest or most damaging have impacted gas pipelines, banks, and hospitals. Their invisible paper trail and growing frequency even worry seasoned cybersecurity experts.
Consequently, the threat of a ransomware attack is a serious concern for many enterprises. But is the best way to handle a ransomware attack to simply pay up, or not?
Here are the pros and cons.
Paying Off a Ransomware Attack
Benefits
Risks
Refusing to Negotiate
Benefits
Risks
Source: iQuanti, Inc.