Most organisations uncertain of their probability of recovery following a ransomware attack

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The constant threat of ransomware and other data protection hazards has led to more than a third of organisations globally experiencing a ransomware attack or some form of cyber attack blocking access to data or systems in the past year.

This information comes to light following a recent IDC survey, and to help tackle these issues, Dell Technologies is developing new software that expedites virtual machine (VM) backup data availability, simplifies the management of larger data sets, whilst also reducing reliance on cyber recovery operations.

“While ransomware attacks can be devastating for people and businesses, accepting defeat as a foregone conclusion is not the answer. We understand the stakes have never been higher, and the task of protecting data has never been more complex. As the leading provider of data protection hardware and software, our portfolio addresses this growing challenge by helping customers adopt a holistic cybersecurity and data protection strategy to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from ransomware and other cyberattacks.”


Jeff Boudreau President of Infrastructure Solutions Group – Dell Technologies

The study revealed organisations have had an increase of more than 1000% in the amount of data they control when compared to 5 years ago, from 1.45 petabytes in 2016 to 14.6 petabytes in 2021.

Furthermore, more than 4 of every 5 respondents expressed a safety concern for their organisation, saying their existing protective measures combatting data protection challenges are not sufficient in tackling future issues.

With around one third of respondents reporting a data breach in the last year, and almost half encountering unplanned system downtimes, these concerns are clearly not unfounded.

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