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Ransomware Pulse Survey 2021 – Research Study

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Without a doubt, ransomware is a massive threat for enterprises across industries and across the globe. The recent Colonial Pipeline attack goes to show the critical role that data and recoverability has grown to play in our economy. Disrupted typical business operations and the massive shift to working from home due to COVID-19 have increased enterprises’ attack surfaces, against a backdrop of ever-more creative and resourceful organized ransomware gangs.

And as Evaluator Group observed from our “Enterprise IT Responds to Covid-19” Studies, cyber security topped the spending priorities this past year. However, the ability to recover data is the best defense against ransomware, throwing data protection into a strategic spotlight.

The threat is real, but what has been less clear is if customers are actually investing in data protection  to bolster their defenses. And if so, where exactly they are spending, as ransomware protection and prevention crosses many disciplines.

Objectives and Scope of This Study

Evaluator Group fielded an online survey of 125 backup solution users and purchase influencers in May and June 2021. A variety of industries and organization sizes were represented. Additional detail on respondents’ roles and organizational demographics is available in the Appendix of this report.

The objective of this research was to understand if customers are spending from a data protection perspective due to the rise in ransomware. If so, Evaluator Group wanted to understand in what areas customers are spending, and roughly how much they are spending.

Full Research Study Includes:

  • Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations for Vendors
  • Recommendations for End Users
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix

Table of Figures:

  • Figure 1: Data protection spend over the past 12 months
  • Figure 2: Ransomware spending plans
  • Figure 3: Ransomware best practices
  • Figure 4: Air gapped backups
  • Figure 5: Security audit by third-party
  • Figure 6: Security audit over past 12 months
  • Figure 7: Company size
  • Figure 8: Industries represented
  • Figure 9: Area of responsibility

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June 22, 2021


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