European Edition

2022 Thales
Data Threat Report

Navigating Data Security in an Era of Hybrid Work, Ransomware and Accelerated Cloud Transformation

Going on two years, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dramatically impact IT teams worldwide. The 2022 Thales Data Threat Report - Europe and Middle East Edition looked at many of those impacts, with insights from topics such as ransomware, remote work, zero-trust security strategies and cloud data security trends. This report covers 1,070 respondents from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and the U.K. from midsize to large enterprises within many diverse verticals in the public and private sectors.

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Analysis from 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, based on a survey with more than 1,000 security professionals in the EMEA region.   451 Research

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European awareness of changing risks is high, but
this hasn’t accelerated how organisations need to address them.


of respondents expressed some level of concern about the security risks of employees working remotely


of respondents said they had experienced a ransomware attack 


of respondents ranked ransomware as the leading source of increased security attacks

Encryption still #1 choice to protect data in the cloud



When asked what security technologies are prioritised to protect sensitive data in the cloud, 56% of respondents chose data-at-rest encryption.

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2022 Thales Data Threat Report - European and Middle East Edition

Download the European and Middle East edition and read about navigating data security trends and changes in today’s business.

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