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New Survey Reveals Few Organizations Are Taking Extra Measures for Their Backup Copies

The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) recently conducted a survey interviewing 620 IT and cybersecurity professionals working on the ransomware protection process at mid-sized and large companies in North America and Europe. In response to this survey, it was discovered that even today only 49% of respondents are taking care of their backup copies with extra measures. The research called “The Long Road Ahead to Ransomware Preparedness”, had the intention to: - Understand the proactive and reactive measures that organizations have in place to defend against the ransomware threat;- Segment the levels of ransomware readiness for all major phases of defense;- Examine the state of ransomware mitigation best practices in the readiness, prevention, response, and recovery phases;- And identify priorities and plans associated with mitigating the ransomware threat over the next 12-18 months. Backup is still the safest and most used method for ransomware recovery and prevention. It tops the list of...

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