The Latest Global Data Protection Index Might Reinforce Your Current Business Frustrations

What are some of the modern challenges that your business struggles with? Maybe it’s the issue of technology management or maybe it’s network security. According to the GDPI 2021 survey issued by Dell, certain trends are overwhelmingly dangerous for countless businesses out there. Let’s take a look at the results of the 2021 survey and what they might mean for your business.

Have you ever heard of the Global Data Protection Index? In short, it’s a survey conducted by Dell of 1,000 IT decision-makers for companies from all around the world. The 2021 results have some particularly interesting results that you should be aware of for the sake of your own business. In fact, some of these might not be surprising at all; you might realize that you have felt your own frustrations with some of these issues.

The Ransomware Threat

Ransomware continues to be a key player in the cyberthreat landscape, so much so that most businesses no longer feel confident in their ability to respond threats effectively. In a survey from the GDPI report, 62 percent of the companies that responded claimed that they were concerned about their abilities to react to ransomware attacks. This number is shockingly high and is indicative of ransomware’s considerable presence in today’s cybersecurity landscape.

Remote Creates Risk

The newly remote workforce it has created is a major point of concern for the majority of businesses. A whopping 74 percent of respondents find themselves at an increased risk of a data breach due to their remote workforce. This is not the employees’ fault, really; it’s just a matter of fact that organizations are at greater risk when their employees are accessing data remotely or working off the safety of the in-house network.

Cloud-Native Apps and Emerging Technologies

63 percent of businesses surveyed indicated that they have had trouble securing their cloud-native applications. Other emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, are also a point of concern for many organizations. Since these technologies are still relatively new, so too are the solutions required to protect them, meaning there is a higher risk involved with their use.

At any rate, while it’s still your responsibility to take action against the threats that ravage today’s cybersecurity landscape, it’s reassuring to know that you aren’t alone. If these troubling trends have you stuck in limbo and unable to take action, we have just the solution for you.

 

Your business should not have to risk itself just to keep operations moving, and with Ashton Technology Solutions at your side, we don’t expect it to. You can count on us to secure your network infrastructure and keep your business safe from all manners of threats, not just the nastiest ransomware out there. To learn more about how we can keep your company secure through the use of enterprise-grade security tools and monitoring solutions, be sure to reach out to us at 216-397-4080.