A recent study has shown that many ransomware victims are hit multiple times due to exposed infrastructure and weak IT security.
A security study released by an industry leading cloud data protection and management firm has shown that 50% of ransomware victims are hit multiple times. The security study polled over 830 IT professionals across the globe to compile its Annual Ransomware Report.
Here are some of the alarming numbers from the security study:
- Eighty percent (80%) believe attacks are increasing and half of those to be multiple attacks.
- Sixty percent (60%) of attacks will exploit user’s knowledge by infecting endpoints
- Thirty three percent (33%) of attacks occurred on corporate servers
- Seven (7%) of cyber-attacks targeted cloud apps.
These numbers should be used as a clear indication of the importance of a strategic IT security plan to ensure maximum protection from ransomware.
With and alarming seventy (70%) of cases being multiple devices infected, the report makes a clear case for the value of speed-to-detection. Unfortunately, it took many IT departments longer than two hours to detect such threats in 40% of cases.
Organizations need to understand the importance of automated threat monitoring and detection systems within their IT infrastructure.
Data backups is also a key strategy. Eighty-two (82%) percent of respondents claimed to have been able to recover data by restoring from back-up.
You need to discuss with your IT department or managed IT services provider to ensure they are following the industry practice of the 3-2-1 rule: three back-up copies on two different media with one back-up offsite.
Many ransomware victims are hit multiple times however you do not have to fall into the same position.
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