As data becomes increasingly important in the global marketplace, cybercriminals are putting in greater effort than ever before to steal it. Ransomware assaults that exploit our dependence on data continue to increase in volume and severity. It is predicted that every 11 seconds, a business will fall victim to a ransomware assault and that the average cost of a cyber-attack such as ransomware will climb to $13 million by 2021. The crucial concern for enterprises nowadays is no longer “Will we are the victim of a ransomware attack?” but rather “Will our ransomware security be successful if we are attacked by ransomware?”
Successful ransomware protection necessitates a cyber-resilient strategy to data security that makes use of the most up-to-date intelligent tools, data protection solutions and services, and other advanced technologies. To ensure business continuity, an increasing number of organizations are turning to Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery, which is based on proven technology that can isolate critical data, identify suspicious activity, and accelerate recovery of previously known good data to ensure business continuity.
The challenge of ransomware protection
As ransomware attacks have spread outside the desktop/laptop environment, it has become increasingly challenging to give ransomware protection to victims. As ransomware assaults spread across the whole IT infrastructure, they are becoming more complex and demanding a more powerful response. Additionally, organizations require a response and data recovery procedures that can be implemented swiftly to bring information back online after an attack.
A clean copy of data that has not been affected by ransomware is required for recovery after an attack. To maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of vital data in the event of ransomware or other cyber assault, more and more firms are looking for technology that can support data isolation techniques in the case of a cyber-attack. Using this technique to data security, a copy of critical data production and backup networks is kept on hand and isolated from the rest of the network utilizing an operational air gap. This type of approach to ransomware prevention can help to prevent data tampering, destruction, and damage, as well as speed up the recovery process after an attack has been carried out.
Achieve ransomware protection with Dell Technologies
In addition to offering physical and logical isolation of important data within a dedicated vault, Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery provides improved ransomware protection by encrypting data in transit. Using machine learning and cognitive analytics within the vault, PowerProtect Cyber Recovery can identify suspicious activity and enable the recovery of known good data, allowing businesses to resume operations as swiftly as possible.
PowerProtect Cyber Recovery provides ransomware protection through the implementation of five critical stages.
Data representing essential applications are synced through the air gap, which is unlocked by the management server, and replicated into the vault target storage after it has been synced through the air gap. After that, the air gap is re-locked.
It is necessary to make a copy of the data. Vault retention can be customized, however, usually, organizations keep around a month’s worth of copies.
To further protect it from accidental or intentional deletion, as well as malicious software such as ransomware, the data is retention locked. The data may also be optionally analyzed by our analytics engine, CyberSense (more on that later).
Recovery of data from the vault in the case of ransomware or cyber attack, or merely for testing recovery procedures, is crucial, and there are a variety of methods for performing the recovery process.
A variety of security mechanisms, which we will describe in greater depth later, are used to offer monitoring and reporting from within the vault environment and to transmit information with parties outside of the vault environment.
Features of Dell Technologies ransomware protection
A cyber Recovery vault is a type of data storage facility. When vital data is isolated away from the attack surface and physically and logically separated in a protected area of the data center, or a cloud or multi-cloud environment, the PowerProtect Cyber Recovery vault can be used to restore the data. In addition, an operational air gap is used to further isolate and safeguard the vault, preventing any management interfaces from becoming vulnerable to compromise. Automated data synchronization across production systems is controlled and monitored from the Cyber Recovery vault, which maintains the original integrity of the data through immutable copies protected by a retention lock while also preventing data corruption.
CyberSense. The CyberSense platform assists in identifying data corruption when a ransomware assault compromises a data center. More than 100 content-based statistics are analyzed using machine learning to identify signs of potential ransomware or other corruption, with up to 99.5 percent confidence, using this cutting-edge technology.
An automated recovery. PowerProtect Cyber Recovery automates restore and recovery procedures, allowing systems to be brought back up as rapidly as possible after being compromised.
Ransomware prevention services provided by Dell Technologies
Dell EMC Advisory and Implementation Services can assist with improving ransomware protection by accelerating cyber resiliency planning, developing a cyber resilience strategy, and deploying ransomware protection or Cyber Recovery solutions. In the context of data environments, advisory services are concerned with making advice for integrating and maximizing recovery. Implementation Services assist in the integration of PowerProtect Cyber Recovery into a data protection environment while also customizing the solution to meet the specific requirements of your firm.
Dell Technologies ransomware protection services
Creating a minimally viable organization in the cyber recovery vault that can be relied on to secure the recovery of critical business services following a ransomware attack is a critical step.
Recommendations for a recovery strategy and integration points with plans for an organization’s overall event response.
Supporting the integration of a recovery solution that identifies the full spectrum of threat vectors and is compatible with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework
Developing and putting through rigorous testing recovery strategies and procedures.