Study reveals ransomware, phishing and human error leading threats

20/03/2024 | Infosecurity Magazine

A recent report by Thales has revealed that ransomware attacks saw a 27% rise in 2023, with 8% of affected organisations choosing to pay their attackers. The 2024 Thales Data Threat Report also highlighted that less than half of the organisations surveyed had established formal ransomware response plans. Meanwhile, malware was identified as the fastest-growing threat, with 41% of enterprises reporting incidents in the past year. Among the preventative measures organisations can take, the report underlined the importance of employee training and awareness, as human error remained a leading cause of data breaches for the second consecutive year. The report also emphasised a critical link between compliance and data security, as 43% of organisations that failed compliance audits experienced data breaches, compared to only 3% of compliant organisations.

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