Defend Your Data With Confidence

The ongoing surge in ransomware and rising costs are impacting businesses of every size, all around the world. In fact, Symantec published that “there has been no bigger threat to a business or organization, or anything quite as profitable for a cyber-criminal in 2020”. Ransomware gangs have also become increasingly aggressive in finding new ways to extort money from their victims, and this is driving an urgency for IT teams to make ransomware resiliency a critical priority in 2021.

Protecting Your Business

By 2021, it’s estimated a new organization will fall victim to ransomware every 11 seconds, costing businesses a predicted $20 billion globally. A strong frontline defence is the first step in preventing ransomware attacks, but it’s not enough. As cybercriminals grow more sophisticated, companies are realizing it’s no longer a matter of “if” ransomware strikes, but “when.” See what you can do to protect your business from these costly attacks.
The first line of defense is to ensure your critical and most important asset—data—and your IT infrastructure is protected from the unknown and unexpected. Your backup infrastructure and backed-up data are the last line of defense to recover from an attack. Backups are an organization’s key to recovery. However, as a direct result, ransomware is often designed to seek and access backup files to hinder organizations’ ability to recover. With backups offering an organization’s key to recovery, the application of system hardening and immutability best practices is essential.

Many organizations likely maintain an increasingly complex IT environment they must manage within the constraints of reduced resources. Organizations want assurance their environment is safe, secure and capable of overcoming the threat of ransomware while reducing the day-to-day complexity of monitoring and maintaining backup and storage configurations.

Building a Proactive Strategy

Improve ransomware readiness by putting technologies in place to support IT system protection, detection of malicious activity and strategic recovery if needed. Armed with these tools you can gain peace of mind knowing your organization is prepared to recover from today’s data-damaging threats. Download 5 Ways to Defend Data from Ransomware from Veritas to learn more.

Reinforce Software & Hardware

The complex, interconnected nature of today’s IT systems often provides ransomware the ability to wreak havoc on all of an organization’s data through a single point of entry, like a phishing email delivered to an unsuspecting employee.
To fortify against such vulnerabilities, you can reduce your IT attack surface with hardware and software hardening best practices like multi-factor authentication, risk-aware password management and role-based access.

Setup Alerting & Reporting

Today’s cybercriminals target the entirety of an organization’s data and infrastructure. Awareness and control of data, infrastructure and user activity is critical to detecting vulnerabilities and threats.
Look for a solution that presents infrastructure in a single view. It should have the ability to identify protection and security gaps, scan data across backups and storage, and gain a baseline standard for system activity and user access and behaviour.

Implement Automated, Orchestrated Recovery Process

Maintain control in the face of an attack with an automated, orchestrated recovery process that works across all environments. Automation and orchestration facilitate rapid, reliable data recovery at scale.
Additionally, a solution that enables non-disruptive testing allows you to prepare for recovery by conducting frequent, comprehensive tests without negatively impacting production. When ransomware strikes, such a solution can also test backup data to ensure that it’s malware-free before you proceed with full-scale recovery.

Secure Backups with Persistent Storage

Backups offer a last line of defence against ransomware, and cybercriminals are increasingly targeting them to limit their victims’ ability to recover. If an attacker gains access to backups, an organization has little recourse against paying a ransom. Arm yourself with immutable storage capable of writing data so it cannot be altered or deleted.

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Why HighVail

We can help you take a proactive stance against ransomware. Learn more about ransomware, the different types, and how to protect against attacks with our HighVail experts. Contact us today to get started with confidence.

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