Any organization is vulnerable to a Ransomware Attack.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that prevents users from retrieving their data. The malware encrypts the files on your system and IT infrastructure and holds it “hostage” until the demanded ransom is paid. Once attacked, how do you get your files without paying a huge ransom? Spectra has you covered.
That includes yours.
How We Overcame A Ransomware Attack
By Tony Mendoza, senior director, IT, Spectra Logic Corp.
If you’re in the storage business, the last thing you want to do is ‘announce’ a ransomware attack.
But that’s actually counter-intuitive. We were hit with ransomware, and as a storage business, we feel it is important to share the story in order to help others prepare.
As senior director of IT, I’m not usually involved in the small, day-to-day glitches that occur. I’ve got a great team of IT professionals, and they rarely have to involve me in such normal operations. Thursday morning, May 7, 2020, would prove to be anything but ‘normal operations.’
Protecting your business from Ransomware
Hackers attack every 39 seconds, or an average of 2,244 times a day; 51% of businesses have been impacted by ransomware in the last year; and 50% of IT professionals don’t believe that their organization is ready to defend against a ransomware attack. What are we doing wrong? Or more to the point, what could we do better?