CyberEdge 2022 Cyberthreat Defense Report

Sponsored in part by ConnectWise

CyberEdge has released its ninth annual Cyberthreat Defense Report—a comprehensive review of the perceptions of 1,200 IT cybersecurity professionals representing 17 countries and 19 industries. Whether you have 10 employees or 10,000, the data is clear—bad actors are increasing their focus on MSPs.  

The Cyberthreat Defense Report provides the most geographically comprehensive view of IT security perceptions in our industry. Use the findings to benchmark your company’s security posture, operating budget, product investments, and best practices against peers in your industry and region.  

Key insights for ConnectWise partners from this year’s report include:   

  • Malware, account takeover attacks, and ransomware are the most-feared threats 
  • A record 71% of organizations were compromised by ransomware last year 
  • A record 63% of ransomware victims paid ransoms last year, encouraging cybercriminals to increase their attacks  
  • Lack of skilled personnel and low cybersecurity awareness inhibit IT security’s success 
  • The typical enterprise IT security budget increased by nearly 5% this year 

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