Recovering from Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are growing more prevalent, driven in part by the availability of ransomware software on the dark web and the promise of quick and easy money. Attackers analyze network infrastructure to learn about backup procedures and where those backups are kept, so traditional backups are not sufficient to address the risk of ransomware.

Air-gapped backups—backups stored outside the infrastructure or security sphere of the enterprise in a separate service with immutable, highly durable storage—keep data out of the reach of bad actors and ensure your ability to quickly recover or redeploy when a proper response plan is in place. This brief discusses why it’s a logical choice.

Highlights include:

  • Top attack vectors
  • Why you should separate your backups
  • Reasons it makes sense to use a secure backup service
  • Why rapid recovery is critical to have
Recovering from Ransomware Attacks