9% Of Organizations Report Ransomware Attacks More Than Once Daily

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A third of organizations record ransomware attempts weekly. 9% of respondents report attacks more than once a day and 53% of organizations have been victims of a successful ransomware attack in the last 18 months.

17% of respondents who reported an attack in the last 18 months couldn’t identity how the attackers compromised their organizations.

The findings in “2022 Impacts: Ransomware attacks and preparedness” report further highlight an increased level of intrusion and sophisticated cyberattacks.

The three entry points used for these ransomware attacks include email (54%), desktop browsers (49%), and mobile devices at 39%. Other entry points for ransomware attack include social media, USB devices, a breach of physical security, and social engineering.

There are several challenges that prevent companies from adequately protecting their systems and servers from ransomware attacks. 43% of respondents say that employees continue to be the weakest point in their cybersecurity chain.

41% of respondents are worried about ransomware attacks evolving beyond their own knowledge and skills, and 39% are concerned about ransomware attacks that go beyond the capabilities of their organization.

Regarding the way in which they react to ransomware attacks, 45% state that they implement a data backup and recovery plan, 39% work on determining the effects and damages of the attack, 37% quarantine all affected endpoints, 37% inform employees and 33% inform affected customers. 29% claim that they contact the CEO or the board of directors and wait for a response. 10% said they do not know what their first step would be.

Organizations use different tools to combat ransomware attacks. 74% use firewalls, 66% use network perimeter strength, 62% phishing protection and 61% use mobile device protection. 60% use endpoint protection, 59% train employees and 56% employ remote worker protection.

The sources for this piece include an article in TechRepublic.


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