SonicWall Data Confirms That Ransomware Is Still the Enterprise’s Biggest Fear

SonicWall Data Confirms That Ransomware Is Still the Enterprise's Biggest Fear

MILPITAS, Calif.,Oct. 26, 2023/PRNewswire/ — As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, SonicWall today released the findings of its 2023 SonicWall Threat Mindset Survey which found that 55% of its customers are more concerned about cyberattacks in 2023, with the main threat being focused on digital attacks like ransomware and spear phishing.

“Understanding our partners and customers greatest concerns is at the heart of SonicWall’s outside-in strategy,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bob VanKirk. “Even further, it’s taking that insight and acting upon it to provide key value-add products and services. The data from the 2023 SonicWall Threat Mindset Survey helps keep our finger on the pulse of what truly matters to our valued customers. As organizations around the globe struggle with economic declines and political strife, SonicWall remains committed to providing the latest in threat intelligence and cyber security solutions to help our partners and customers successfully navigate these rough waters.”

SonicWall’s proprietary threat mindset survey uncovered additional findings:

Companies are not only losing millions of dollars to unending malware and ransomware strikes but cyberattacks on essential infrastructure are impacting real-world services. Despite the growing concern of cyberattacks, organizations are struggling to keep pace with the fast-moving threat landscape as they orient their business, networks, data and employees against never-ending cyberattacks.

“The evolving cyber threat landscape is the new normal,” said EIS Management CIO Jeff Falk. “The labor diverted from business initiatives to cybersecurity concerns swells year-over-year, which demands I spend more of my time managing the business’ security needs, having an impact on business operations.”

In an effort to promote cybersecurity attentiveness, SonicWall supports Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October with an added emphasis on a new enduring cybersecurity awareness program, Secure Our World. Secure Our World reflects a new enduring message to be integrated across the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) awareness campaigns and programs and encourages all of us to take action each day to protect ourselves when online or using connected devices.

SonicWall surveyed approximately 10,000 customers from around the globe. Questions were optional and some were open-ended, while others were multiple choice.

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