The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack has been making waves in the news for the past week. This ransomware attack was immense. The pipeline operators have been scrambling to bring their systems back online for over six days. Even worse, they are considering paying the 5 million dollar ransom, which would impact not only their future -becoming more of a target- but also adding more financial incentive for other attackers to target US businesses. This means now more than ever, it is critical to invest in disaster recovery. A functional disaster recovery plan can get your business up and running in minutes instead of days.
What are ransomware attacks?
Ransomware attacks are when attackers gain access to data and encrypt it. When an attacker encrypts data, it is no longer readable or usable. The damage dealt depends on how much access an attacker gains within an environment. If an attacker encrypts entire data drives, a business can be brought to its knees. The impacted data is technically not lost forever. For the right price, the attacker will give the keys to restore data back to its useful form. This price is typically excessive, but unfortunately, many ransomware victims will pay this price if the data lost is critical enough.
Disaster Recovery with IDN
At Innovative Dynamic Networks, we have years of experience with recovering from disasters just like these! We can create a functional disaster recovery plan to help get your business back on its feet in the event of data loss. At IDN, we plan and implement multiple recovery points of specific folders and files or entire systems. Our on-site and cloud recovery tools are the best in the business. You can engage us at any time to start that recovery process.
Looking for more information? Contact us and we can go over all the options we offer.