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Rubrik -  - A New IT Imperative: On-Demand Recovery

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A New IT Imperative: On-Demand Recovery

Disaster noun 1. a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage. There are many reasons that a company may experience a data disaster–from a fire or flood impacting a data center to increasingly prevalent ransomware attacks, even to insider threats or just plain old human error. If the corresponding downtime stretches on or business-critical data can’t be retrieved, company brand reputations suffer, profits slide, and sometimes doors shut permanently. Here are some interesting reads on how widespread outages impact over 95% of enterprises, costing them up to $400,000 per hour of downtime. An outage can really cripple your business, but I’m not writing to relay tales of doom and gloom. Quite the opposite. While you can’t avoid a disaster, you can prepare for it. Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) are not new concepts; however, many of the threats faced and the way businesses respond to them are. This is why it’s imperative to pivot the conversation from the traditional, expensive disaster recovery (DR) plans, which provide weak guarantees on the amount of data lost or restart time, to on-demand recovery. The message is simple: minimize the impact of a catastrophe. Recover from…
Rubrik -  - Recovering Fast from Ransomware Attacks: The Magic of an Immutable Backup Architecture


Recovering Fast from Ransomware Attacks: The Magic of an Immutable Backup Architecture

Summary Ransomware has been blasting my news feeds on a daily basis for years. Each article details the story of an organization that can no longer access their business critical data. Where the attackers have crippled their victims by encrypting access to production files and storage devices. According to the Emsisoft Malware Lab, ransomware attacks in 2019 “impacted at least 966 government agencies, educational establishments and healthcare providers” at a potential cost in excess of $7.5 billion. Whilst cyber security teams have invested in a myriad of protection tools, extortionists continue to find new mechanisms to encrypt organizations’ data. Backups are one of the most – if not the most – important defense against ransomware. But if subject to corruption, attackers will use it against you. Advanced ransomware is now targeting backups – modifying or completely wiping them out – eliminating your last line of defense and driving large ransom payouts. Rubrik’s uniquely immutable filesystem natively prevents unauthorized access or deletion of backups, allowing IT teams to quickly restore to the most recent clean state with minimal business disruption. This blog walks you through our one-of-a-kind immutable architecture and robust security controls that harden your data from cyber attacks. The…
Rubrik -  - The Importance of Cyber Resiliency During a Global Crisis


The Importance of Cyber Resiliency During a Global Crisis

Cybercriminals have been busy exploiting global crises. Often in the form of phishing emails or other malware, these attacks prey on people’s need for information and have already started targeting large organizations, including hospitals and government agencies. For your organization, this means that hackers can easily attempt to take advantage of your employees who are eager for more news, leaving you vulnerable to ransomware. When combined with the growing sophistication of ransomware, the importance of cyber resiliency is more important now than ever.  Combat Ransomware with Rubrik Backups are often your last line of defense against ransomware and should be a reliable recovery strategy following an attack. In fact, advanced ransomware attacks target backup files—and the probability of a ransom payout increases when your last line of defense is compromised.  Recovery is typically complex and time-consuming for organizations relying on legacy backup solutions; identifying the scope of the attack, locating the most recent clean data, and restoring quickly can be a significant investment for any organization. And with today’s ransomware strains, backups themselves are often encrypted or deleted from an attack.   Customers across industries leverage Rubrik as part of their ransomware remediation strategy to ensure minimal data loss and business…