80% of companies find their recovery measures after attacks insufficient

80% of companies find their recovery measures after attacks insufficient

Four out of five Brazilian organizations consider their recovery measures after a cyber incident to be insufficient in view of the expectations of managers and administrators about this. The gap also appears in data protection, with an equal number of companies seeing a gap between the frequency with which such measures are taken and the amount of information that can be lost in an event.

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These are some of the results presented by the backup and data protection company Veeam Software, in a survey that measures the feeling of information technology professionals and managers regarding the security of their organizations. The numbers, in the questions above, are respectively 82% and 79%, with a result of dissatisfaction with the resilience capacity and return to activities after a cybercriminal attack.

As a result, data protection emerges as a priority for 85% of organizations, with higher expenses compared to other IT areas and growth in investments linked to other cyber resilience tools. 57% of the companies participating in the study also stated that they were looking for new defense solutions this year, with an average increase of 6.5% in investments for the sector.

This stems directly from a line in Veeam’s report: ransomware is winning. 85% of Brazilian companies were affected by at least one such incident in 2022, an increase of 76% over the previous year, while among those that were victims, only 55% claimed to have fully recovered their data. Only 6% of organizations said they had full confidence in their backup solutions, seen as the main means of return after such a blow.

The increase in danger and, consequently, in security spending is also seen as an obstacle to innovation and the digital transformation of companies. With limited resources, companies end up investing more in protection and prevention, using resources that would previously be allocated to other areas of information technology, making modernization slower.

Even so, the result of the study indicates an increasing adoption of containers and Kubernetes, with 52% of companies already working from solutions of this type, while another 40% intend to implement this type of solution soon. The study points out, however, that a notion of comprehensive protection of workloads is lacking, with most organizations still preferring to protect storage.

Again, Veenam turns its eyes to backups, great allies in data recovery, yes, but which can make it difficult to quickly recover operations after an incident. More than slow, it can be unreliable, with the solution being the adoption of safe and modern platforms that embrace all the workload necessary for the operation of an organization.

Source: Data Center Dynamics