In January 2022 an independent research firm surveyed over 1,000 unbiased IT
leaders about the impact that ransomware had on their environments, as well as what
their IT strategies and data protection initiatives are moving forward. Respondents
came from organizations of all sizes from over 16 different countries across APJ,
EMEA and the Americas.
All respondents must have experienced at least one cyberattack in 2021, and most
actually experienced at least two attacks over that period. On average, about half (47%)
of their data was encrypted by ransomware, and vulnerability was pervasive across
all parts of a hybrid- or multi-cloud architecture.
This is the first broad, ransomware-related market study conducted on Veeam’s behalf.
The survey was developed to understand the organizational threat, operational impact,
financial impact and shift and/or adoption of mitigation practices.
This report is presented in four sections:
1.0 RANSOMWARE PERVASIVENESS AND FREQUENCY
2.0 REMEDIATION METHODS AND OUTCOMES
3.0 IMMUTABILITY AND AIR GAP
4.0 ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT BETWEEN CYBER, BACKUP AND BUSINESS
CONTINUITY/DISASTER RECOVERY (BC/DR