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Almost two-thirds of organisations have responded to a cyberattack with a Disaster Recovery solution in the last 12 months

Almost two-thirds of organisations have responded to a cyberattack with a Disaster Recovery solution in the last 12 months

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Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has recently commissioned IDC to conduct a major ransomware and disaster preparedness survey, which revealed that 79% of respondents have activated a Disaster Recovery (DR) response within the past 12 months. Nearly two-thirds (61%) of these incidents were triggered by ransomware or other malware with 60% of organisations reporting they had experienced unrecoverable data during that same time –substantially more than the 43% response rate to the same question a year ago.

The State of Ransomware and Disaster Preparedness: 2022 was carried out across North America and Western Europe among medium to large organisations. Respondents reported an average of 19.3 attacks (all types) and 2.3 ransomware attacks in the past year with 93% of organisations suffering a data-related business disruption during the past 12 months and 67.8% of respondents experiencing four or more such disruptions.

With so many attacks taking place, the chances of a breach have become very high. Of the respondents that reported being attacked, 83% indicated that at least one attack resulted in data corruption. Of even greater concern, 59.6% of respondents have experienced unrecoverable data loss within the past 12 months.

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