According to an Akamai Technologies report, organizations experienced an average of 86 ransomware attacks in the past 12 months, up from an average of 43 annual attacks two years ago.

Globally, the top obstacles to deploying microsegmentation are a lack of skills/expertise (39%) followed by increased performance bottlenecks (39%) and compliance requirements (38%). Of all respondents, 93% claimed that microsegmentation is critical to help thwart ransomware attacks.

Network downtime (44%), data loss (42%) and brand/reputation damage (39%) were the most common issues impacting organizations after a ransomware attack. The U.S. and Germany reported the most ransomware attacks over the past year, with the U.S. at 115 and Germany at 110.

Read the full report here.