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A strong backup solution will minimize the impact of most – but not all – ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, no matter what industry you are in, backups alone are not enough protection against nation states or other sophisticated attack groups
who steal and threaten the release of your sensitive data. This piece offers several best practices aimed at building a holistic data protection strategy that will help organizations avoid paying a ransom in the event of a ransomware attack.
Defending against this new level of ransomware attack requires a new level of focus on your backup program. Best practices here include:
This is a shift from a more traditional “back it all up” approach. Most organizations are discovering that with modern IT automation tools like Windows Autopilot for physical devices and Terraform or Pulumi for cloud-based systems, the re-provisioning
of any system can be done easily and at scale. In the event of a mass system reset – a common occurrence in ransomware events – this process can be faster than backup-only-based restoration.
READ: Ransomware: Prevention and Response Tactics
Organizations are rethinking their data lifecycle to minimize the effects of newer data theft extortion methods. Some best practices here are:
Good ransomware backups aren’t enough. To improve your chances of recovering from a ransomware attack without paying, consider
the following tips:
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