Backing up data regularly is one of the most important things you can do to protect against a ransomware attack. With backups, you have a “clean” copy of your data that you can use to restore operations in the event that ransomware takes control of production systems.
But that’s true only so long as your backup data itself is kept safe from ransomware. If attackers manage to compromise your backups, too, they can render the data unusable for recovery purposes. As a result, you will find yourself in most cases with no option other than to pay the ransom if you want to restore operations.
This whitepaper covers main strategies for protecting data backups and backup infrastructure from ransomware attacks:
- How to protect cloud backups;
- Protecting local backups;
- Backup and recovery operations;
- Using managed backup software to centralize backup operations