Dell: ’64 percent of IT policy makers expect cyber attack next year’

About 64 percent of 1,000 IT policy makers surveyed expect an attack on their organization’s systems in the next 12 months. That is according to Dell after a survey. 62 percent think current security measures are not future-proof.

From February to April 2021, Dell surveyed 1,000 public and private sector IT policy officers on how they view the changing IT world and the security of their organization. They have summarized the result in the Global Data Protection Index 2021.

The answers show that 65 percent of those surveyed have little confidence that their data or systems can be restored to the level of yesteryear, in the event of an incident such as an attack. About 63 percent believe their companies are not in compliance with local data protection laws.

If malware is used or a cyberattack occurs, 62 percent of IT policymakers surveyed believe their organization’s security measures will fall short. About 82 percent of those surveyed believe that current security measures are not enough to protect the organization in the future.

New developments in the industry also pose an increased risk, according to the respondents. For example, 64 percent of IT policymakers from organizations that collaborate with multiple cybersecurity companies believe that artificial intelligence, cloud solutions and Iot applications pose more security risks. About 68 percent of those surveyed are also concerned that a cyber incident will occur in the next 12 months.