Cybersecurity strategies for protecting data against ransomware and other threats

June 24, 2024

Via: CIO

Data volumes continue to expand at an exponential rate, with no sign of slowing down. For instance, IDC predicts that the amount of commercial data in storage will grow to 12.8 ZB by 2026. To watch 12.8 ZB worth of movies in 780p HD, you’d need to plant yourself in front of the TV for more than 154 million years.

Protecting these ever-increasing volumes of data is a high priority, and while there are many different types of cybersecurity threats to enterprise data, ransomware dominates the field. Ransomware accounted for nearly a quarter (24%) of data breach incidents in the 2023 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, and Sophos’ State of Ransomware 2023 found that two-thirds of surveyed companies had experienced a ransomware attack.

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