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Thales finds one in five businesses have paid or would pay a ransom for their data

The frequency and impact of ransomware attacks has now accelerated due to the rise of cryptocurrency as the preferred ransomware payment method . In fact , the 2022 Thales Data Threat Report , conducted by 451 Research , including more than 2,700 IT decision-makers worldwide , found a fifth ( 22 %) of organizations have admitted that they have paid or would pay a ransom for their data .
Despite this , 41 % of respondents said they had no plans to change security spending , even with greater ransomware impacts .
Sebastien Cano , Senior Vice President for Cloud Protection and Licensing Activities at Thales , said : “ As the pandemic continues to affect both our business and personal lives , any expectation of a ‘ return ’ to pre-pandemic conditions have faded .
“ Whilst teams around the world have continued to face challenges in securing their data , our findings indicate that urgent action is needed by businesses to develop more robust cybersecurity strategies .

Research from Thales has found that malware , ransomware and phishing continue to plague global organizations . In fact , one in five ( 21 %) have experienced a ransomware attack in the last year ; with 43 % of those experiencing a significant impact on operations .

“ The attack surface , as well as the asset management challenges , are only set to increase in the coming year , and it is vital that businesses deploy a robust security strategy based on discovery , protection and control .”

IT-ONE partners with IBLISS Digital Security

IT-ONE , one of the largest IT solutions integrators in Brazil , has announced its newest strategic partnership with IBLISS Digital Security , a consultancy specializing in cybersecurity . The companies will work together to combine and enhance their services , bringing complete , end-to-end security and Digital Transformation solutions to serve organizations across the country .

Alexandre Martinez , CEO , IT-ONE , said : “ We have always said that we are strongly committed to helping companies build their digital futures starting today . It involves an offering that adds agility and efficiency to the business and delivers security for users and operations . It is our differential with the partnership with IBLISS .”
“ The partnership will allow us to combine the best of our experience in Digital Transformation with the enormous recognition that IBLISS has in cybersecurity .”
According to the executive , the agreement also meets IT-ONE expansion goals for the coming years , expanding the range of services already available in the company portfolio . “ With this partnership , we are moving towards enhancing and extending our offers with maximum quality and availability throughout Brazil . The goal is to form an increasingly robust and complete ecosystem for customers ,” said Martinez .
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