Despite the increase in the number of ransomware attacks this past year, overall victims suffered limited damage in both severity and duration, new research from Cymulate has found.

Research taken from nearly 900 enterprise professionals across 14 sectors worldwide highlighted that the majority of respondents undertook proactive measures to prevent the attack before it could cause any significant damage, and the vast majority of those even before it could cause any serious downtime.

According to the research, there was little difference in the size of organisations that ransomware targeted, affecting both large and small companies alike.

The research also found more than half – whether previously hit by ransomware or not – don’t feel confident they can fend off a ransomware attack.

See more in this article for IT Brief Asia.