Databarracks has been publishing an annual Data Health Check report which looks at the causes of IT downtime and data loss in UK organizations. For the first time ‘cyber incident’ has overtaken ‘hardware failure’ as the leading cause of IT downtime.
The 2023 Data Health Check is based on a survey of 500 UK IT decision-makers. According to the research, 24% of businesses said that cyber incidents were the biggest cause of IT downtime for their organization, followed by hardware failure at 21%.
For the second year running, cyber attacks were also the leading cause of data loss.