The results of the third edition of the annual Voice of SecOPs Report found that 45% of respondents in C-suite and senior cybersecurity roles were considering exiting the industry due to stress and incessant threats from ransomware.
46% of those surveyed knew someone in the past year who left due to stressors. Threats from ransomware was the primary reason for this ‘Great Resignation’. The survey found that 38% of respondents paid the ransom; 46% said their data was still exposed by the hackers and 44% could not restore all their data even after a ransom was paid. Only 16% of those who admitted to paying the ransom had no other problems with the stolen data.
The majority of respondents said that the AI represented the best countermeasure to ransomware threats. 53% wanted greater automation to improve security operations while 82% said that they would rather depend on AI rather than humans to respond to threats.
Guy Caspi, CEO of Deep Instinct, had this to say about the report. “By adopting and utilizing new defensive techniques, like artificial intelligence and deep learning, we can help the cybersecurity community mitigate one of the most important issues that is often overlooked by many: the people behind the keyboard.”