Ransomware: Prepare for emergencies

Cyber Threat


If a company escapes from a ransomware attack without major damage, it has either taken very good precautions or been very lucky. Mistakes happen in companies all the time, and companies should cultivate a lively culture of mistakes. These mistakes in the first lines of defense are unavoidable in the long run and can be harmless.

However, the discussion in this article shows that exactly one person must not make a mistake: the backup administrator responsible for the network and the safety net. Take a closer look at your backup strategy and integrate your backups into the existing monitoring setup.


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