Tripwire Study Examines Ransomware Recovery Perceptions Among Info Security Pros

cybersecurityA new report from Tripwire has revealed that many information security professionals are still apprehensive about ransomware recovery strategies in their organizations.

Thirty-four percent of the 220 information security professionals surveyed by Tripwire said they are “very confident” their companies could recover from a ransomware attack with no critical data loss, the security software developer said Thursday.

Tripwire conducted the survey from July 30 to Aug. 4 at the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas.

The company also surveyed IT security professionals who attended this year’s RSA Conference and Infosecurity Europe forum and found that 38 percent and 32 percent of respondents, respectively, believe their organizations could recover from ransomware infections.

“It’s important for businesses to understand the costs associated with data recovery so that they’re prepared for a ransomware infection,” said Travis Smith, senior security research engineer at Tripwire.

“Follow the 3-2-1 data backup rule: gather three copies of the data on two different types of media, with one of these copies stored off-site,” Smith added.

Fifty-three percent of the respondents polled during Black Hat USA said they were confident that their corporate executives could detect a phishing scam, according to Tripwire.

Tripwire added only 48 of the respondents at both RSA Conference and Infosecurity Europe provided a similar answer.

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