According to the 2023 Ransomware Trends Study, 85% of organizations suffered at least one cyberattack in the last 12 months.
In order to identify the vulnerabilities to which organisations are exposed and the average time it takes to recover after a cyber-attack, an independent firm surveyed more than 1,200 area or process leaders from organisations of all sizes in 14 countries.
This study found that in about 93% of the attacks, cybercriminals tried to damage, encrypt, delete and also hijack backup repositories, making the ransom payment the only viable option to restore the company’s operation.
Additionally, 80% of the victims stated that, despite having paid for the ransom of their data, they were not able to recover the entire operation. Furthermore, there was a 56% chance of re-infection during restoration.
It is estimated that around 15% of production data will be lost, forcing organisations to implement solutions in hybrid environments to facilitate recovery from a cyber-attack.
This year, significant growth is expected in the number of organisations using a cloud repository as a source of immutable recovery.