Delinea, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, has published its 2022 State of Ransomware Report, which finds that things may be looking up in the fight against ransomware.
Cyberattacks using the popular compromising tactic have declined significantly over the past 12 months compared to the previous year and fewer companies are paying ransoms. Still, there are red flags in the annual report related to spending, planning and using cybersecurity tools available to combat ransomware.
The survey of 300 US-based IT decision makers, conducted on Delinea’s behalf by Censuswide, found that only 25% of organisations were victims of ransomware attacks over the past 12 months, a stunning 61% decline from the previous 12-month period when 64% of organisations reported being victims.
Furthermore, the number of victimised companies who paid the ransom declined from 82% to 68%, which could be a sign that warnings and recommendations to not pay ransoms are being heeded. Larger companies are much more likely to be victims of ransomware, as 56% of companies with 100 or more employees said they were victims of ransomware attacks.
Along with these positive results, the survey also raised concerns that a potentially reduced threat could lead to complacency. Budget allocations for ransomware are in decline, as only 68% of those surveyed said they are currently allocated budget to protect against ransomware versus 93% during the prior year.Click below to share this article