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Ransomware backup strategy guidelines to help ensure recovery

In 2018, one of the worst reported ransomware attacks hit. The government office in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough — commonly known as Mat-Su — in Alaska was attacked by ransomware that didn’t just impact a few endpoints or servers; it brought the entire office down.

For reference, according to security awareness training vendor KnowBe4, the average ransomware attack impacts 16 workstations and five servers — but not the Mat-Su attack. It impacted 500 workstations and 120 of their 150 servers. Just to keep the borough office running, they even reverted to typewriters!

It’s evident that ransomware can be so much more serious than impacting a few workstations. And with ransomware evolving to become so vicious, it begs the question of what you need to be protecting for your ransomware backup strategy to ensure you can recover from an attack.

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