Ransomware attacks are increasing at an unprecedented rate while the level of their sophistication continues to rise. In fact, according to industry estimates, the global damage caused by ransomware could cost $265 billion by 2031. Simply put, ransomware attacks are presenting an incredibly frequent (and expensive) risk to modern businesses. So how can organizations combat this growing threat?
The first thing to understand is that traditional prevention measures (think: anti-intrusion systems) are no longer enough. In many cases, once a business has been infected with ransomware it’s already too late to stop it. While having the proper precautions in place to prevent an attack is absolutely essential, it’s equally critical to plan for rapid recovery. After all, speed is of the essence – an organization’s most significant defense against ransomware attackers is executing rapid recovery following an attack.
Building a meaningful resiliency architecture built around tiers is paramount to expediting data recovery and offers organizations peace of mind that their critical data is protected.