Zerto report finds firms lack solid ransomware strategy

Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, this week released findings from its 2023 Ransomware Strategy Survey conducted at VMware Explore U.S. in August. The research reveals that more than one-third of companies still do not have a well-rounded, holistic ransomware strategy in place.

The survey also found that companies are re-evaluating their data protection and cyber resilience strategies to align more closely with the threats they are facing.

The report indicates that 35.4 per cent of companies are not prioritizing recovery. In all, just over half of the companies surveyed (56.6 per cent) focus on both recovery and prevention. This indicates that a holistic view is far from widespread amongst those surveyed, a release stated.

“It is natural for companies to start by building a robust prevention strategy focused on thwarting attacks,” said Caroline Seymour, vice president of product marketing at Zerto. “However, as attacks become more sophisticated and capable of breaching prevention measures, prioritizing recovery must be a key element of a modern, multi-layered approach. It is just as crucial as prevention, if not more in the current threat environment.”

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