As a solutions architect, the most important advice I give to my clients when designing new ransomware protection and recovery solutions is “Transform your data into a couch!” The couch ransomware analogy To understand what I mean by this seemingly silly statement, consider the following scenario: One day, you answer a phone call from a [...]
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The odyssey began with a panicked phone call. A Sirius enterprise client had just experienced complete data loss. The RobinHood ransomware virus infected every Windows instance in his environment. All Windows infrastructure data was impacted, including data for web servers, accounting, claims, payroll, human resources and more. The Sirius solution architect—who designed and implemented the [...]
A new data protection system allowed an insurance company to ignore a ransomware demand and fully restore within one week.
There has been a very aggressive global ransomware attack over the last 72 hours. The initial variant of the "WannaCry" malware is an attack against a SMB (server message block, one of the fundamental Windows domain technologies) protocol vulnerability present in many Microsoft OS's, patched by MS17-010. Microsoft issued a patch for this vulnerability in [...]
Ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and it’s on the rise. Attackers are becoming more sophisticated, leaving unprotected organizations defenseless. According to the FBI, U.S. victims of ransomware lost $209 million in the first three months of 2016, compared to $24 million in the entire year of 2015. In this Carbon Black eBook, [...]
Ransomware is malicious software that criminals use to encrypt files and hold valuable data for ransom. In recent weeks, the Sirius security team has seen pandemic outbreaks of ransomware across the country. And once infected, organizations are forced to restore data from backup with some data loss or pay the ransom. Unfortunately, ransomware likely needs no [...]
Companies trying to manage their own backup and recovery face a host of challenges and complications that are often impossible to overcome. Data protection typically falls on administrators with full workloads and other responsibilities, leaving them with no time to assess their current environment and ensure they are correctly protecting workloads. As a result, companies [...]
The borderless perimeter has created additional points of entry to your network that need to be protected. Endpoint security is among the frontline defenses in the fight against cyberattacks that originate outside physical boundaries. Layering on protections over time in reaction to the growing need for remote access can create an overly complex, resource-draining solution. [...]
Every year Zerto considers more than 1,500 partners for awards named at its annual ZertoCON user conference, which draws thousands of IT professionals to learn and discuss best practices around data protection, ransomware, disaster recovery, and mobility across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. This year, Sirius was named Zerto’s Top Reseller of the Year in recognition of [...]
With more and more companies moving away from traditional on-premises IT models, Microsoft Office 365 has quickly become the new standard for enterprises as they look to transition their Microsoft application workloads to the cloud. This shift to cloud-hosted software solutions causes many companies to fall under the notion that backup is no longer necessary [...]