With cybercrime continuing to be on the rise, the need for data security and recoverability has taken center stage and is not going away any time soon. This is only exacerbated by the growth of cloud deployments, use of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, and a global economy.
To explore these topics in greater depth, The Futurum Group, in collaboration with Commvault, surveyed 205 C-Suite, VP and Director-level IT Operations and Security professionals globally, and conducted five in-depth interviews. Specifically, we dugn into how data sprawl and fragmentation of data protection tools are threatening organizations’ overall cyber-resiliency, while also influencing how IT Operations and Security teams organize and collaborate, from both the strategic and the tactical, day-to-day perspectives.
More than 90% of respondents surveyed indicated a level of concern that their organization will suffer a ransomware attack – and nearly 40% indicated being extremely concerned. Practically all (97%) indicated concern about the ramifications/fallout resulting from a ransomware attack.
While the threat and rising impacts of ransomware and other cyber-attacks has been well-established in the market, the survey uncovered that a staggering 98% of respondents indicated that data recoverability influences their ability to be resilient against ransomware attacks, with three-quarters of respondents indicating that it is very or critically influential.
The research clearly indicates that data protection has become recognized by C-Level leadership as an important component of the security infrastructure. This is progress, but 88% of these “C-Level” respondents still indicated a need for their data protection to be changed; it is too complex, the level of risk is too high, and it is too expensive.