How to Recover Quickly from a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks need to be viewed under the same category as power outages and natural disasters. The requirement to recover quickly is a necessity. Recently, I'm seeing many vendors in the data protection industry advertise immutability and ransomware detection features. Both of which should absolutely be part of a company's ransomware strategy, but an immutable copy coming from spinning disk or tape can result in too much downtime for the business. It's an easy decision for a CEO or CFO if an attacker's ransom is $100,000 and the cost of downtime for a day is $500,000. The only question at that point becomes how do we make a Coinbase account to transfer Bitcoin? Read more
Brad Linch
Brad Linch

Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager

How to Scan Backups for Ransomware

Protect, Detect and Recover! The three key pillars a backup vendor is expected to offer when it comes to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. The top priority on that list is protecting your data. A secure backup both on premises and in a private or public cloud offers immense protection. This can protect data from both a hacker accessing the backup server as well as the backup repository. Secondly, the ability to recovery quickly is crucial. Read more
Brad Linch
Brad Linch

Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager