ChalkTalk Video: Ransomware Attacks Backups

Is 3-2-1 for Backup Enough to Protect Against Ransomware?

Because many organizations continue to pay ransoms to unlock their data, ransomware continues to become more sophisticated. The malware now attacks backup applications themselves and is infiltrating backup data. In this ChalkTalk Video Storage Switzerland and Asigra discuss how ransomware is evolving, why backups get attacked and when the age old 3-2-1 best practice is not enough.

We discuss how backup vendors need to advance their solutions to leverage repository name changing to better protect themselves from attack. We also discuss multi-factor authentication to confirm backup data deletion. Finally we’ll discuss how to prevent attack loops where the ransomware sits silently and is backed up multiple time. Then the ransomware is triggered but when IT attempts to restore, it repeated restores the ransomware file with it.

George Crump is the Chief Marketing Officer of StorONE. Prior to StorONE, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, which StorONE acquired in March of 2020. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection.

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