Ransomware, a word that evokes fear in the heart of any computer user but one that many have not experienced first-hand. Ransomware is the infiltration of a network by a malicious program which encrypts data which prevents its users from accessing it, often leaving a message behind demanding money to reverse the process.
Such a thing could infiltrate your network through something as simple as an attachment on a compromised email and can spell disaster for any organisation which is not prepared.
That is where we come in, we abide by the 3-2-1 backup rule, 3 copies of data, 2 different backup locations and 1 copy off-site. The last one of those is crucial when dealing with ransomware, one of our schools recently suffered an attack which left not only their files but also their on-site backups infected, despite this we were able to restore them back to complete functionality in less than two days thanks to our secure offsite redundancy.
Threats like this are becoming a fact of life in the modern technological landscape, it’s always best to prepare for the worst so you can perform your best!