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Growing Threat of Destructive Attacks is One of the Top Cyber Risks Organizations Face


Bob Violino

At a time of technological transformation and “cyber everywhere”, the attack surface for organizations is exponentially growing and cyber criminals are going after operational systems and backup capabilities simultaneously in highly sophisticated ways—leading to enterprise-wide destructive cyber attacks.

That’s one of the key findings of a report by consulting firm Deloitte released earlier this year, before the coronavirus pandemic and its related security threats had yet to make a significant impact on the world.

As part of the research, Deloitte conducted an online poll of more than 2,800 C-level and other executives in December 2019, asking about cyber security and cyber recovery protocol. A majority of the respondents (65%) said the growing threat of destructive cyber attacks is one of the top cyber risks at their organization.

The report warned that it was time for senior leadership to...

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