Mitigating the Ransomware Threat: a Backup Solution Perspective

Presented by

Arindam Panna, Veritas; Narayan Subramanian, Veritas; Niranjan Pendharkar, SNIA India Technical Council

About this talk

Ransomware is malware that encrypts valuable data and then asks the victim for ransom in lieu of providing the decryption keys. One way to not fall prey to Ransomware is to keep regular backups, and use them as last line of defence. Lately some of the ransomware attacks have started encrypting or destroying the backup images as well. They target predominately Windows as of now, though other systems are also targeted. This webinar is about solutions built from the ground up to lockdown disk-based backup images. It goes beyond storage, and protects certain specific processes from code injection and masquerading to gain trust. Here we will discuss our experience of designing and developing this solution on Windows platform. In this session we will: - Explain ransomware behaviour around backup data with concrete examples - Explain best practices when dealing with 3rd party products, anti-virus etc. - Share experiences with customers involving real ransomware attacks - Discuss future directions
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