A new report reveals cyberattacks are the leading cause of IT downtime and data loss in 2023.

The 2023 Data Health Check, published by Databarracks, surveyed 500 UK IT decision-makers and focused on themes of ransomware, cyber, backup, disaster recovery and business continuity.  

According to the research, 24% of businesses said that cyber incidents were the biggest cause of IT downtime for their organization, followed by hardware failure at 21%.

Other report highlights

  • 82% of organizations are confident in their ability to respond in a crisis
  • 62% believe they could survive less than one day without IT systems (up from 46% in 2017)
  • 54% of organizations experienced a cyberattack
  • 37% of organizations experienced a ransomware attack