According to Dell Technologies’ GDPI 2021 study, IT decision makers are quite pessimistic about the risks of data loss and theft, doubting their data protection capabilities.
As part of the GDPI (Global Data Protection Index) 2021 study carried out by VansonBourne for Dell Technologies, 1,000 IT decision-makers were questioned about their data protection issues. The results show a fairly low level of confidence in existing devices and solutions, as well as a certain fatalism in the face of risks, even though more than 30% have lost data during the past year.
According to this survey, companies manage ten times more data today than five years ago, with the average volume increasing from 1.45 petabytes in 2016 to 14.6 petabytes in 2021. In the event of an incident, 65 % of surveyed professionals are unsure of their ability to fully recover systems and data in accordance with their company’s service level objectives. Almost as many (64%) still expect to experience an unplanned outage in the next 12 months, while 45% experienced such outages in the past year.
Risks also present with emerging technologies
The rate of skeptics rises to 67% regarding the company’s ability to recover strategic data in the event of a destructive cyberattack, while 62% of decision-makers fear that the data protection measures in place are not sufficient against malware, especially ransomware. Worrying figures, even though 74% of respondents recognize that the increase in telework exposes them more to cyber threats.
The survey also highlights the risks associated with emerging technologies, such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers, artificial intelligence and machine learning: 63% of respondents believe that these technologies present risks in terms of data protection. data. However, more than 8 in 10 (82%) fear that current data protection solutions are not sufficient to meet these new operational challenges.