Stopping ‘Trick or Treat’ Ransomware Attacks

Stopping ‘Trick or Treat’ Ransomware Attacks

Defensive strategies such as malware detection software and security training programs help. But if you’re serious about keeping your data safe, you should definitely consider a secure storage system and a reliable backup.

SkyFlok neutralizes the effects of ransomware by keeping an unlimited file version history so a potential attack cannot delete or overwrite your information. If an attack occurs, you can recover in no time and get immediate access to your files.  

As demonstrated by the 90 percent increase of ransomware attacks from 2016 to 2017, defending data against malicious software that locks up files until a ransom is paid remains a frightening concern for enterprises. Tricking enterprises worldwide, unauthorized parties access victims’ data and encrypt it, making data inaccessible to the user. To obtain the encryption key, the user must give up a ‘treat’ to the attacker, usually in the form of hard-to-track cryptocurrency.

So, how does one stop these ‘trick or treat’ ransomware attacks?

Defensive strategies such as malware detection software and security training programs help. But if you’re serious about keeping your candy bag out of harm’s way, you should also consider the silver bullet that can act as a final line of defense: your storage system.

With ransomware attacks on the rise and data security remaining a top concern for enterprises, businesses are rethinking their IT strategies entirely. Privacy concerns and policies such as GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act and data breaches, are causing enterprises to turn to object storage for its secure storage, scalability and low cost. According to Gartner, 80% of enterprise data will be stored in some form of object storage by 2021.

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Daniel Lucani

PhD at MIT. Author of 8 patents and applications on network coding. Tech expert 12+ years experience.

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