Friday, July 19, 2024

76% of companies globally suffered service downtime in the past year

Cyberattacks and server or network hacks can result in corrupted, damaged, or stolen data resulting in company downtime. Downtime can lead to unhappy customers especially if the downtime becomes a repeated issue. According to a recent report by the Atlas VPN team, 76% of companies globally suffered service downtime in the past year.
What drove these numbers? System crashes, human errors, and cyberattacks were the primary causes of downtime. In addition, many IT managers are concerned about increasing politically-driven cyberattacks.
IT managers named system crashes the top reason for company downtime, as 52% had to deal with this issue. A system crash occurs when a computer program such as a software application or an operating system stops functioning correctly and quits.
Following up, 42.3% of IT managers identified human error as the cause of company downtime. Some employees might disregard even the basic security measures and click on a malicious link.
As for cyberattacks, they were the cause of company downtime for 36% of IT managers. Cyberattacks are launched at enterprises in cyberspace to disrupt, disable or control the computing environment.
Lastly, 19.4% of companies did not experience downtime for any of the reasons mentioned above.
IT managers are getting more worried about politically-driven cyberattacks, as 45% expressed major concern. Furthermore, 41% of IT managers are moderately concerned about politically driven cyberattacks. 
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