Seventy-nine percent of medium and large organizations in North America and Western Europe report having activated a disaster recovery response within the last twelve months, with 60% losing irrecoverable data.

A survey by the International Data Corporation (IDC), commissioned by Zerto, found that rates of irrecoverable data loss have increased since 2021, with 43% of organizations reporting permanent data loss in the previous year.

"The State of Ransomware and Disaster Preparedness: 2022" survey identified that of the 79% of organizations that activated a disaster recovery plan, nearly two thirds (61%) of these incidents were triggered by ransomware or other malware. Respondents reported an average of 19.3 attacks (all types) and 2.3 ransomware attacks in the past year, with 93% of organizations suffering a data-related business disruption during the past 12 months and 67.8% of respondents experiencing four or more such disruptions.

Of the respondents that reported being attacked, 83% indicated that at least one attack resulted in data corruption. Of even greater concern, 59.6% of respondents have experienced unrecoverable data loss within the past 12 months.

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