|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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