Protecting backups from ransomware attacks is an important element of layered security.
Most people are familiar with ransomware. We’ve either been infected ourselves or know someone who has experienced a data hostage situation, or we’ve read news stories detailing the computer plague that has been targeting industries for the past few decades.
Like a deadly, real-life virus, ransomware has evolved over time, and many organizations remain ill-prepared to handle a ransomware incident without handing over millions of dollars to bad actors. Rather than focusing on myriad new types of ransomware, exploring how the ransomware attack process is evolving and understanding the importance of protecting backups from ransomware can better prepare organizations to remedy this scourge.