A ransomware prevention program teaches users of company email or hardware about the dangers of social engineering and phishing and explains good security practices about email attachments. However, even the most educated staff members are not immune to human error. Education, on its own, is not adequate ransomware protection.
The second layer of ransomware defense is antivirus protection. If a malicious link is clicked or a Trojan-containing attachment is downloaded, antivirus will often save a system from full-blown infection. However, new strains of ransomware are being created at a rate higher than antivirus can protect against them, so eventually, the probability that one infection will succeed is high.
A data protection solution provides the ultimate failsafe in a layered defense strategy. It will take snapshots of your data and systems and store them in a secure location. If you fall victim to ransomware, you can simply ‘turn back the clock’ to a snapshot before the attack happened.
“Our end users get peace of mind because they know their Datto SIRIS is protecting them. We always tell our customers that it’s a great insurance policy. When you do need to use it, you will be very thankful that you have a Datto SIRIS.”
President, Ash Creek Enterprises
“SIRIS and the Datto backup solutions have become a profit center for us and given us peace of mind that we have never experienced.“
Vice President, ProMission Projects, Inc
Bloomberg on Ransomware Protection
Datto founder Austin McChord talks about cybersecurity and the threat of ransomware to businesses of any size.