April 21, 2022

The Long Road Ahead to Ransomware Preparedness

Ransomware attacks are becoming a regular occurrence: In a recent survey, 79% of organizations confirmed that they experienced a ransomware attack within the last year. Furthermore, nearly 75% of those respondents reported being financially or operationally impacted by these attacks.

It’s no wonder that the threat posed by ransomware is top-of-mind for so many organizations; however, few feel totally prepared for an attack. Lacking an industry reference architecture or blueprint for ransomware protection, organizations are building their own strategies and processes to respond. But ransomware protection is integrated with many different security and data protection solutions, creating confusion about their scope and who must implement them.

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) surveyed 620 IT and cybersecurity professionals to define ransomware best practices. This study sought to:

  • Understand proactive and reactive measures taken by organizations for ransomware defense
  • Segment ransomware preparedness levels for all key defense phases
  • Examine ransomware mitigation best practices across readiness, prevention, response, and recovery phases
  • Identify priorities and plans for mitigating ransomware threats in the coming 12-18 months

A key finding? Backup is essential in being prepared for a ransomware attack.

Prepare your organization against ransomware threats — read the full report today.


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