Use These Five Backup and Recovery Best Practices to Protect Against Ransomware

Ransomware is on the rise, and its perpetrators are effectively evading countermeasures. I&O and business continuity management leaders should plan for the inevitable limited or widespread ransomware incident.

Table of Contents


  • Step 1: Form a Single Crisis Management Team
  • Step 2: Implement Endpoint Backup
  • Step 3: Identify Network Storage Locations and Servers Vulnerable to Ransomware Encryption
    • Enumerate Obviously Vulnerable Storage Locations
    • Don’t Forget the Not-So-Obvious Vulnerable Storage Locations
  • Step 4: Develop Appropriate RPOs and Backup Cadences for Network Storage and Servers
  • Step 5: Create Reporting Notifications for Change Volume Anomalies