99 countries were affected by the cyber-attack last Friday. 16 NHS hospitals were taken down, having to cancel interventions and A&E patients being sent home. More than 10,000 Mongodb files were deleted by the data ransomware hackers recently.
Organizations are investing huge amounts of money in antivirus and perimeter security nowadays. But these measures are not always enough protection against Day zero attacks and virus like ransomware. Companies can minimise and even avoid the impact of these attacks by having the right backup and business recovery strategies.
Key tips to follow are:
Backups your data daily and ensure you have full backups at least weekly.
Test your recovery procedures and data consistency.
Educate your employees on how to react to this kind of incidents.
Create a business continuity plan.
It is likely that you already have security technology and processes in place to ward off such ransomware attacks. However, you need to be prepared for the fact that, despite your best security efforts, an attack might find a way through your perimeter cybersecurity defenses. The good news is that you can minimize, if not avoid, damage from such attacks and quickly restore all or most of your data without having to give into an attackers’ demands if you follow five policies – policies which should be part of any enterprise’s holistic data management strategy