E55 Nutanix Weekly: Immutable Backup: The Best Defense Against Ransomware

Jul 20, 2022

E55 – Nutanix Weekly:

Immutable Backup: The Best Defense Against Ransomware

Summary

Data is the lifeblood of today’s enterprises, and an extremely lucrative target for attackers. Ransomware, which essentially holds data “hostage” by encrypting it until a ransom is paid by the company, is increasingly common and becoming more advanced every day.

In fact, some estimates say that a ransomware attack occurs every 11 seconds. These attacks can cripple an organization, causing unexpected downtime and wreaking havoc on an enterprise’s operations, production, customer service, and even future reputation.

It can cost a lot of time, effort, and money to recover from a ransomware attack. Simply having a backup of your data is no longer sufficient, because attackers can now infiltrate backups as well.

In addition to practicing “defense in depth,” IT professionals are now beginning to see the critical need for immutable backups as a last line of defense from ransomware and other attacks—and a smart way to maintain a successful strategy for business continuity and disaster recovery.

Host: Andy Whiteside
Co-host: Harvey Green
Co-host: Jirah Cox