Is Your Backup a Real Backup? Part II: Combating Ransomware with Traditional Backups
4 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2019
Date Written: November 30, 2017
Ransomware is quickly becoming a major issue for many businesses and industries. According to Symantec, in 2016, ransomware accounted for 95% of extortion malware attacks. In Part I of our series on Combating Ransomware with Traditional Backups, we discussed the value of traditional backups to combat ransomware. In Part II, we discuss different backup paradigms.
Data protection and storage management solutions have advanced rapidly in the past decade. What some refer to as "backup" actually may not be a traditional backup that copies and stores data. Mixing up this terminology could be dangerous and could leave vital resources unprotected.
Keywords: cybersecurity, ransomware, malware, backup, infomormation technology
JEL Classification: M1, M2, M5, M10, M15
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