Cloud Computing: Building your data castle – Protecting from ransomware and restoring data after a breach

January 12, 2017 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: David Trossell.

The data centre is the castle. You can pull up the drawbridge, fill up the moat, or pull down the portcullis. But at some point, you have to let data in and out, and this opens up the opportunity for ransomware attacks. No longer is it a matter of pride and peer recognition in the hacker community for circumnavigating and exposing the security of an organisation because it is now a fully-fledged industry in its own right with the use of ransomware.

That cybersecurity company Herjavec Group estimates to top a $1 Billon in 2016. In the past, those under siege used to flood the moats, pull up the drawbridges and drop the portcullis to protect themselves but with the modern data centre organisations life blood is the movement of data in and out of the data centre…

The question now is not just how can organisations protect themselves from ransomware, but also what are the best practices and policies for recovery in case they get through. Data has to flow in and out and that opens up the route in for security breaches and the most profitable one is ransomware. So can it be prevented from ever occurring, and how can that be achieved?…

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