“Barry Shteiman ... said ... If the downtime caused by data being unavailable, or by the backup restoration process, is more expensive than paying the ransom, then organisations should pay.”
Mr Shteiman is overlooking the wider effect on society of paying.
Perhaps, if he really believes in this selfish “only our bottom line matters” attitude, we need to tell him that we’ll boycot businesses that pay ransoms.
Does anyone have a list of businesses that have admitted to paying ransoms?