Now more than ever, a data protection strategy is essential to the success of an organization’s success recovering from a ransomware incident. Ransomware disrupts your environment. Being caught unprepared could result in a partial or complete data loss with potentially significant financial impact. There are proactive measures IT professionals can implement to help protect their organization’s infrastructure from a ransomware attack:
Install Security software and keep it up to date
Implement Networking best practices (Firewall/Network Segmentation/Network Security)
Update Operating System to the latest patch level
Implement strict password security or 2-factor authentication
Implement a 3-2-1 backup strategy: three (3) copies of data on two (2) different types of media with at least one (1) off-site copy
Test restore capabilities regularly
Keep air-gapped copies of data
Keep Long-term archival copies of data.
Although these proactive approaches will help reduce the chances of a ransomware attack, the Veritas Backup Exec family of products can provide the flexibility of the 3-2-1 rule, the agility of orchestrated disaster recovery (DR) and an additional layer of protection.
For more information on how you can incorporate the Veritas Backup Exec family of products into your RPO and RTO strategy, please review our guide on Increasing Ransomware Resilience.