What’s in this whitepaper? 

An overview of the current state of ransomware and the current methods of protection against it. The paper offers advice on how to create a ransomware-proof recovery plan

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The Value of Backup in your Ransomware Protection Strategy

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If you’re new to the game, ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts anything from specific files up to, and including, entire systems – holding them for ransom (usually paid in Bitcoin).  It started with attacks impacting single endpoints, but with the advent of ransomware using a set of exploits developed by the NSA that allowed malware to leverage SMB connections to spread between systems, ransomware has become a full-fledged threat.

Today, ransomware is truly a criminal business. Organizations authoring ransomware are keenly aware of the value of the machines and data they are encrypting. Nearly every industry vertical is a target and has been impacted (see below).

Which industries are at risk of ransomware attack

Which methods of protection you should use
How to create a ransomware-ready recovery plan
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