Saturday, May 14, 2022

Ransomware Hit 64% of Higher Ed Institutions Globally in 2021, Sophos Survey Finds - Kristal Kuykendall, Campus Technology

Across all sectors surveyed, 66% of respondents said their organizations were hit with ransomware in 2021, up from 37% in 2020. Among higher ed institutions included in the survey, 64% of higher ed IT professionals responding, representing 410 institutions, said they were a victim of ransomware last year. Higher ed institutions hit by ransomware were the slowest to recover of the sectors surveyed, as well, the Sophos survey found. Two in five respondents among higher ed institutions said recovery took more than a month.