Keepit: 2023 Ransomware Preparedness: Lighting the Way to Readiness and Mitigation
Conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group the findings indicate that security perimeters and mitigation efforts are not doing the job well enough against ransomware — with even more concerns when it comes to storage backups. Among the 600 respondents:
· 16 % were able to fully recover all their data after the attack, while a 84 percent lost data they were not able to recoup.
· 85 % of those who paid the ransom experienced additional extortion attempts, and 57 % paid the additional fees beyond the initial ransomware demand.
· 80% of organizations surveyed stated that they expect their spending in support of ransomware preparedness to increase over the next 12 to 18 months.
· 74 percent of respondents are concerned that their backups could be compromised by ransomware
The study, co-sponored by data protection provider Keepit offers reassurance on the last point as the company guarantees protection of cloud data and backup copies with immutable, blockchain-verified technology and encryption, and stores it in a completely separate, vendor-independent infrastructure.