ABOUT THE 2022 RANSOMWARE ATTACKS SURVEY
Most IT professionals would agree that ransomware attacks are an IT department’s worst nightmare.
Successful ransomware attacks bring a company’s operation to a grinding halt, making critical data
and applications inaccessible. They also expose organizations to huge fines if sensitive information
As cybersecurity experts, it is our responsibility to invest time and effort in understanding the latest trends in the industry. Our knowledge base is packed with detailed information about all the current major cybersecurity threats that exist, and as a part of our commitment to staying ahead of the curve, we perform multiple surveys per year to gather data straight from the source: IT professionals around the world.
Last year’s ransomware attacks survey found that 1 out of every 5 IT professionals has experienced
a ransomware attack at some point in their career.
This year, we wanted to take things a step further by delving deeper into the sources of these attacks and
whether the shift towards cloud technologies has influenced the incidence and severity of attacks.
This year’s edition of the ransomware attacks survey collected data from over 2,000 IT professionals across industries and continents. Here are the key takeaways, along with some recommendations on how best to prevent ransomware attacks.