target audience: TECH SUPPLIER  Publication date: Jun 2023 - Document type: IDC Survey - Doc  Document number: # US50727822

Ransomware Winter 2023: Focus on Prevention ... Backups or Paying the Ransom Won't Save You


  • Frank Dickson Loading
  • Michelle Abraham Loading
  • Christopher Kissel Loading


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This IDC Survey is the fourth deep dive into the topic of ransomware, and it provides a perspective of how ransomware evolves over time. Leveraging IDC's Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Longitudinal Survey, 952 IT decision makers in 18 countries, 7 industry segments and 5 sizes of organization addressed topics such as:

  • Ransomware incident rates and ransom amounts
  • Security technologies that detect ransomware
  • Ransomware affected systems by OS type
  • Initial source of compromise
  • Data exfiltration
  • Likelihood of paying the ransom and recovering data
  • Attacking the backups
  • Devices and applications affected
  • Business disruption
  • Negotiating with the attackers
  • Percentage of the ransom paid
  • Confidence in cyberinsurance policies

Study demographics can be found in the Appendix.


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