Last week, business continuity vendor Datto Inc. published research on the state of ransomware in the SMB channel. Spoiler alert: Some of the numbers are ugly.
Here’s a look at a few of those disturbing statistics, as well as some more encouraging ones that point the way to critical strategies for ridding the world of the ransomware plague.
Companies that backup their data are significantly safer than companies that don’t. That doesn’t mean they’re safe, however. Indeed, one third of MSPs in Datto’s survey experienced an incident in the last year in which ransomware encrypted an SMB’s backup as well as their production data.
“You could have good backups and still not be able to recover because you’ve been backing up that infection the entire time,” Rae observes. Datto’s BDR solutions are immune from that problem, he contends, because their “inverse chain” technology doesn’t copy yesterday’s infection into today’s backup.
“The traditional backup solutions aren’t doing that, and that’s where they fail,” Rae says.
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