The threat of ransomware attacks on SaaS Data is at an all-time high and is top-of-mind for IT and cybersecurity professionals. According to the ESG Ransomware Study, every sixth company experiences a ransomware attack weekly, and every third company plans to spend significantly more on ransomware preparedness in the next 12-18 months.
Readiness is crucial to ransomware mitigation, yet significant gaps exist for most companies. According to ESG’s report, only 15% of respondent organizations are fully prepared for an attack. In this study, ESG research connects the dots for how organizations can prepare for an attack using recommended planning and best practices.
79% of respondent organizations report having experienced a ransomware attack within the last year. IT leaders, cyber security, and IT professionals alike are deeply concerned about these attacks, their impact, and the strategies to protect their organizations against ransomware threats.
In the event of a ransomware attack, third-party cloud backup provides optimal security for your data in that it mitigates the ability for cyber criminals to “reach” backups. Many organizations favor restoring data from air-gapped (isolated) data storage centers since such data is immutable to ransomware.