Like death and taxes, ransomware attacks are a certainty. And attackers have evolved their approach to not only infiltrate the network, but to also go after the backups. According to Veeam’s 2022 Ransomware Trends Report, 94% of attackers attempt to destroy backup repositories — and 72% of the time, they at least partially succeed.
With backups now in the crosshairs, proactive IT leaders are turning to solutions that include immutability and air gapping for complete data protection. How should you go about incorporating at least one of these data protection methods into your technology stack and processes? Your choice of method really depends on your objective, such as strengthening backup infrastructure or creating archives for regulatory compliance.
Want to go deeper? I recently shared a few thoughts with tech journalist Karen D. Schwartz at ITProToday about what it takes to protect data against the modern ransomware threat — and what to consider when evaluating how to achieve the right levels of immutability and air-gapping. You can read that article here.
Want to know more about how object storage can play a key role in keeping your backups safe? Learn why Scality is ranked No. 1 by Gartner for the backup use case.
You can also read here about how Scality and Veeam are working together to deliver bulletproof ransomware protection, data immutability and operational efficiency — without sacrificing flexibility or performance.