The strongest defense against risk and the best assurance for full data protection in the event of a ransomware attack is the strategic deployment of ransomware-resilient technologies
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?
- Store multiple copies of your data on multiple storage platforms
- Create an air-gapped copy of your data
- Limit your mission-critical data recovery time by migrating inactive data that can be recovered over time
- Build a ‘First Hour’ communication plan
- Invest in cyberattack insurance
The strongest defense against risk and the best assurance for full data protection in the event of a disaster is the strategic deployment of a combination of ransomware resilient technologies, including Spectra tape libraries and Spectra BlackPearl Solutions. BlackPearl is the optimal platform for mid-tier (inactive) data as it provides self-protecting, flexible and affordable secondary storage for data that does not require continual backup. BlackPearl includes data immutability and other features to prevent destruction or encryption of files stored on the solution. The rise of cybercrime makes the offline copy of data stored on tape more critical and describes what is referred to as the “tape air gap”. With Spectra tape libraries an air gap is an electronically disconnected or isolated copy of data that prevents cybercrime from attacking a backup, archive or other data. Without an electronic connection to tape (or any other offline media), data stored on tape can’t be hacked.
- Triggered or timed immutable snapshots
- Data immutability
- Air gap (remote and offline)
- Multi-site replication
- Multi-factor authentication
- Object lock