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Can You Tell if Your Data Recovery is Predictable

Whether you’ve been hit with a ransomware attack or an internal mishap (malicious or human error), when disaster strikes, it’s critical to quickly recover from data loss. The question is: if a disaster were to happen today, could you predictably recover your backup data—when and where you need it—withouT compromise? The ability to ensure predictable recovery gives you confidence in meeting your SLAs and in the resiliency of your organization. To assess your readiness for achieving predictable recovery, ask yourself these questionS based on a framework of core recovery attributes. 1. Can you meet your predefined backup SLAs?Failed backup jobs and long backup windows that constantly bleed into production time can force compromise. This is because it becomes more convenient to skip the protection of some mission critical data. However, data that is not protected cannot be recovered. If you are unable to complete your backups successfully, how can you meet...

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How to avoid a ransomware attack with Cohesity

A ransomware attack is characterized by an invasion of a data storage system that steals and encrypts this data, keeping access only to the hacker and asking for a ransom payment for the user to regain access. Preventing ransomware attacks through cybersecurity best practices and regular snapshots is the best option. Learn more on how to avoid a ransomware attack. Simple and practical methods As we mentioned above, you must take from the simplest to the most complex precautions against ransomware. Some of the most common methods to avoid an attack are: • Keep the operating system and technology stack up to date to avoid known exploits and vulnerabilities;• Invest in cybersecurity (such as InfoSec training, network security audits, and vulnerability testing);• Control access to protect files and data through administrator rights and privilege management;• Backing up files using regular snapshots and other data protection methods. Cohesity can help you prevent...

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73% of healthcare organizations have already been hit by Ransomware

A survey released in January of this year reveals that 73% of the world's healthcare organizations have already suffered an attempted ransomware attack. The survey was conducted with 2980 IT security professionals from 877 organizations by Black Book and brought up worrying data about IT in the health area: 73% of participating organizations have already been hit by ransomware at some point. In addition, 86% of healthcare IT leaders believe attackers are outperforming their companies and don't feel so secure anymore. Why does healthcare suffers so many ransomware attacks The reason is not always just the obvious: retaining important health data so that they pay the ransom and avoid interruptions of devices, systems, etc. The truth is, that healthcare data is highly valued on the dark web. Some hackers target medical records and patient information. So, in the end, you can sell them and profit from them. How a ransomware attack...

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Indian airline suffers a ransomware attack

Last week, the SpiceJet airline had to cancel or delay several flights at the last minute due to an attempted ransomware attack. Many customers expressed themselves on social media outlining their disappointment with the company, and after a few hours the reason was disclosed. It was at first unknown if the ransomware resulted in data loss, but on the same day, the company disclosed that it was just an attempted attack that its IT staff had been able to mitigate and allow services to return to normal. Even so, many customers were still disappointed and continued to complain that flights were not normalized and had to wait for up to 80 minutes inside the plane for takeoff with the potential for flights being cancelled entirely. Events like this show us why we must have a robust ransomware protection strategy to prevent attacks and quickly regain control before we lose customers and...

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How to prevent a ransomware attack

A ransomware attack is characterized by an invasion of a data storage system that steals and encrypts this data, keeping access only to the hacker and asking for a ransom payment for the user to regain access. Preventing ransomware attacks through cybersecurity best practices and regular snapshots is the best option. Learn more about preventing a ransomware attack. Simple and practical methods to prevent a ransomware attack As we mentioned above, you must take from the simplest to the most complex precautions against ransomware. Some of the most common methods to avoid an attack are: • Keep the operating system and technology stack up to date to avoid known exploits and vulnerabilities;• Invest in cybersecurity (such as InfoSec training, network security audits, and vulnerability testing);• Control access to protect files and data through administrator rights and privilege management;• Backing up files using regular snapshots and other data protection methods. Cohesity can...

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