Trends in data resilience and preparedness.
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Druva and IDC have released a report detailing the data resilience and the preparedness of IT professionals.

Trends in data resilience and preparedness.

Druva and IDC released a report today on trends in data resilience. 505 respondents were surveyed across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region, with 20 different industries represented.

77% of those surveyed indicated that data resilience, defined for the purposes of this survey as “the practice of making data available within the organization. As such, it is central to any sort of disaster or cyber-recovery and requires a coordinated effort of people, process, and technology,” was a top three priority, with 19% indicating that it’s a priority, but not top three. 85% of respondents said that they had a formal “cyber-recovery playbook,” with 92% saying that their data resiliency tools are “efficient” or “highly efficient.”

Greatest concerns surrounding ransomware.

The survey asked questions regarding respondents’ greatest concerns about data recovery after a ransomware attack, and found that there were five answers that were all of equal concern. Those were “inability to recover data without paying a ransom,” “loss of data,” “inability to recover in a timely manner,” “inadequate data protection and recovery capabilities,” and “loss of productivity or revenue.” Researchers note that all but one of those concerns is centered around data resilience. It was also found that 46% of respondents have fallen victim to a ransomware attack, with 76% experiencing reinfection.

The survey concluded that organizational leaders believe that they are adequately prepared for incidents that involve data protection, but the actual outcomes of attacks on their companies show a very different picture.