Costly DNS Attacks on the Rise


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While awareness of DNS security continues to grow, the cost, frequency and number of attacks remain high, while the pandemic and resulting hybrid work environments have resulted in huge disruption for organizations.

Research firm IDC’s 2021 DNS Security Survey confirms that nearly all companies (87% of those surveyed) have had their apps and services disrupted by DNS attacks.

Meanwhile, the average number of attacks per organization in the past 12 months rose to 7.6, with the average cost of each attack approaching $1 million. More than a quarter (26%) of organizations surveyed were the victim of data theft, up 10 percentage points from last year’s survey.

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