Mitigate data loss and ensure data can be quickly recovered
in the event of a ransomware attack.
“Employ a data backup and recovery plan for all critical information. Perform and test regular backups to limit the impact of data or system loss and to expedite the recovery process. Note that network-connected backups can also be affected by ransomware; critical backups should be isolated from the network for optimum protection.”
~ US Department of Homeland Security
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) Alert (TA16-091A) on Ransomware and Recent Variants
Ransomware and variant threats aim to take your data for hostage by locking your computer or server and then demanding payment to get your most valuable assets back under your control. Cyber criminals are continually finding new methods to deliver ransomware beyond email attachments, malicious websites or adware and anyone can be a target. Organizations need to ensure they are prepared as the impact of ransomware goes far beyond paying a ransom. The business disruption and potential data loss can impact your bottom line, reputation and brand.
The spread of more sophisticated ransomware threats has many organizations assuming an attack is inevitable and are therefore shifting focus towards recovery and survival in the event of a such an attack. To combat threats, the DHS recommends organizations follow security best practices such as employee training, timely software updates and the use of antimalware, but has stated that frequent data backups, specifically backups isolated from the network, are the most effective means to successfully recover from a ransomware attack.
Prepare and Protect with DataKeep
DataKeep minimizes the impact of ransomware on your business operations and ensures you can quickly recover from an attack. Fine-grained access controls and advanced data encryption narrow the ransomware attack vectors and protects against data exfiltration. DataKeep’s integrated encrypted backup and restore allows you to securely store data in S3 object storage, with the added capability to split and store the data across multiple locations or cloud vendors for optimal resiliency of your critical data.