Annual Cyber Protection Week survey reveals post-pandemic paradox

HSSR AcronisCyber protection specialist Acronis has released the findings of its second Annual Cyber Protection Week survey, uncovering a dangerous disconnect between the need for organisations to keep their data protected and the ineffective investments they have made trying to reach that goal

The global survey discovered that 80% of companies now run as many as ten solutions for their data protection and cyber security. More than half of those organisations suffered unexpected downtime because of data loss.

The findings from Acronis annual survey, which polled 4,400 IT users and professionals in 22 countries across six continents, dispel the myth that simply adding more solutions will solve cyber security and data protection challenges. 

Serguei Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis, said, “This year’s Cyber Protection Week survey clearly illustrates that more solutions do not deliver greater protection, as using separate tools to address individual types of exposure is complicated, inefficient, and costly. These findings confirm our belief that the smarter approach is cyber protection, which unifies data protection, cyber security, and end point management in one.” 

Individual IT users can gain the same integrated cyber protection as MSPs and IT professionals with Acronis True Image 2021, the first personal cyber protection solution that unites AI-enhanced anti-malware and award-winning backup in one.

There is a significant gap in awareness among users and IT pros of what IT and cyber security capabilities are available to them, which can cause them to lose valuable time, money, and security.

• 68% of IT users and 20% of IT professionals would not know if their data had been modified without their knowledge because their solution makes determining that kind of tampering difficult.

• 43% of IT users don’t know if their anti-malware stops zero-day threats because their solution doesn’t make that information easily available.

•A shocking 10% of IT pros are unaware if their organisations are subject to data privacy regulations. If those responsible for ensuring data privacy don’t know they are culpable, they cannot implement strategies or evaluate the solutions needed to address the requirements. That ignorance puts the business at tremendous risk of major fines for potential compliance violations in 2021.

Acronis has long recognised the cost, efficiency, and security challenges that arise from using multiple solutions, which is why the company pioneered the field of cyber protection, integrating cutting-edge cyber security, best-of-breed backup, and endpoint management in a single solution. 


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