Cloudian Ransomware Survey Finds 65% of Victims Penetrated by Phishing Had Conducted Anti-Phishing Training
SAN MATEO, Calif., July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cloudian® today issued its 2021 Ransomware Victims Report, based on an independent survey of 200 IT decision makers whose organizations experienced a ransomware attack between 2019 and 2021. The survey found that traditional ransomware defenses are failing, with 54% of all victims having anti-phishing training and 49% having perimeter defenses in place at the time of attack. Citing this and other findings from the survey—including the widespread impact of the attacks and the average financial costs totaling over $400,000—the report calls for organizations to focus greater attention on putting systems in place that enable quick data recovery in the event of an attack, without paying ransom.
Despite Defensive Measures, Ransomware Gets In
Attackers Move Fast and the Impact is Widespread
The Financial Costs Go Beyond Just Ransom Payments
“The threat of ransomware will continue to plague organizations around the world if they do not change their approach and response to it,” said Jon Toor, chief marketing officer at Cloudian. “Cyberattacks can penetrate even the most robust defenses, so it’s critical that organizations prioritize being able to recover quickly from an attack.
"The best way to do so is to have an immutable backup copy of your data, which prevents hackers from encrypting or deleting the data for a specified period of time. As a result, organizations can recover an unencrypted copy of their data in the event of an attack without having to pay the ransom.”
To read the full 2021 Ransomware Victims Report, visit https://bit.ly/Cloudian2021RansomwareReport.
About the Ransomware Survey
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 6.9 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
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