Cyberattacks can cause data loss, reputational damage, lost revenue from downtime or paid ransoms, and more. According to a survey of cybersecurity leaders, one-third of organizations have implemented leadership changes after a cyberattack.

A study titled “The State of Data Security” by Rubrik Zero Labs and conducted by Wakefield Research gathered insights from more than 1,600 security and IT leaders including chief information security officers (CISOs), chief information officers (CIOs), VPs and directors across 10 countries. The findings exposed rising security risks for organizations, resulting in widespread damage to organizations and their IT and security teams.

Nearly every leader surveyed experienced a cyberattack over the past year, and on average faced 47 attacks in that timeframe. Over half (52%) reported a data breach and 51% reported facing a ransomware attack in the past year. Five percent of organizations were able to return to business continuity or normal operations within one hour of discovering a cyberattack, and 92% of respondents are concerned they will be unable to maintain business continuity if they experience a cyberattack.

The state of cyberattack readiness across organizations has led to leadership challenges and shifts as well. One-third of respondents believe their board has little to no confidence in their organization’s ability to recover critical data and business applications after a cyberattack. Approximately one-third of respondents reported leadership changes as a result of a cyberattack. Additionally, one-third of leaders surveyed said their IT and SecOps teams were either somewhat or not at all aligned when it came to defending their organizations.

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