A recent survey has shown that many UK businesses are not protecting their backup systems that would be needed should they fall victim to a cyber attack.
This is according to findings from Osirium Technologies plc using research collected across 1,001 IT managers in the UK. The results show that just 58% of businesses only feel ‘somewhat prepared’ for a ransomware attack.
Eighty per cent of small businesses said they rely on backups as a plan of recovery should a cyber-attack occur, with 63% of these using online backups as a preventative measure in avoiding data loss.
Although 98% of respondents admitted they know backups are a target of ransomware attacks, 56% do not keep offline backups and only 35% take extra precautions to protect access to backups and backup management systems.