In today’s business environment, the risk of a ransomware attack is high and continues to grow. Threat actors are well financed, motivated, and very organized. While securing your environment and infrastructure is critically important, preparation to respond to an actual ransomware attack is essential. With an incalculable number of potential vulnerabilities and attack vectors, you have to be prepared to effectively respond to and recover from an attack. 

  • Security attacks increased 31% from 2020 to 2021, according to Accenture's "State of Cybersecurity Resilience 2021" report. This trend is continuing to increase.

  • The cost of cybercrime is predicted to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to the latest version of the Cisco/Cybersecurity Ventures "2022 Cybersecurity Almanac."

  • The average total cost of data breaches in 2021 was $4.24 million, according to the latest IBM/Ponemon Institute report.

Understanding attack vectors and having a comprehensive and validated recovery plan is the key to recovering successfully and as quickly as possible. The plan should be collaboratively developed with all relevant stakeholders in the company. Executives, business units, and technology teams must work together to ascertain and develop recovery priorities and corresponding Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) & Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). What do we mean by validated? Your plan must be stress tested through practical “tabletop” exercises involving actual data recovery

Aside from the planning mentioned above, having trusted vendors to partner with you in the recovery process is also essential. First, establish a relationship with a reputable network & infrastructure cybersecurity vendor ideally before an attack even occurs. It is easier and much less stressful to build this relationship and partnership in “peacetime” than during “time of war”. Ensure this vendor understands your recovery priorities and timelines and is aware of any legal or regulatory requirements. 

Secondly, leveraging a leading data security platform such as Rubrik Security Cloud is of utmost importance. Security at the point of data is the very last link in the chain–the last resort when there is nothing left. Partnering with Rubrik, the pioneer of Zero Trust Data Security, helps provide the ultimate peace of mind knowing that your data is secure and that your business is secure from cyber threats like ransomware. 

Rubrik Support is very experienced in helping our customers recover who have suffered an attack. In addition to Rubrik’s product capabilities, we also provide customer recovery assistance with our Ransomware Response Team (RRT). Our Ransomware Response Team (RRT) also provides urgent recovery assistance, continuity, communications, and confidentiality for customer ransomware and cyber event incidents. Did we mention this comes at no additional cost? Only a valid support contract is required.

When it boils down to it, here are the three things you need to keep in mind to make your organization more cyber resilient:

  • Be well prepared to respond to and recover from an attack. 

  • Have your trusted vendors established and contact them immediately, even if you only suspect an attack. Minutes can matter. 

  • As for Rubrik Support and our Ransomware Response Team, we are always available and ready to assist our customers when they need us.

Get hands on with your ransomware recovery

Join us for one of our upcoming Save the Data interactive workshops to get hands on with real-world ransomware recovery scenarios, guided by Rubrik. This is one of the best ways for you to get a comprehensive look at what it takes to recover your data after an attack: from Backup Admin, all the way up to the Board of Directors.