Wreaking havoc across the globe, ransomware is not expected to slow down as a threat anytime soon. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that by 2021, a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds. This is why many organizations are focusing on quick recovery, which they most certainly should.
What if you could detect when a ransomware event starts to occur and then prevent it from spreading? It might sound like science fiction, but with NetApp® ONTAP® data management software, you have that capability built in. That means if you are running ONTAP, you can detect and prevent the spread of ransomware at no additional cost.
This blog post is the second in a six-part series that discusses how you can detect and prevent ransomware by using native NetApp® ONTAP® features, recover quickly from an attack, and avoid paying the ransom. It’s best to read them in chronological order:
Now on his 2nd tour at NetApp across 10 years, Matt is a Security Evangelist with a primary focus on ransomware prevention and recovery, cyber resiliency, and data-centric portfolio security. This includes but is not limited to Zero Trust, Data Governance and Privacy Frameworks, Security Tools, and Security Best Practices. Prior to this Matt held the dual role of Product Manager and Technical Marketing Engineer for ONTAP Security driving the latest security features and capabilities into NetApp’s flagship product. He has also held the position of Staff Engineer at NetApp during which he focused on ONTAP product Supportability specifically in the areas of networking and SMB/CIFS. In between NetApp stints Matt worked with a NetApp partner (Eze Castle Integration) for 7 years as pre sales/post sales storage architect focusing on early 7-mode to cDOT migration. He has also focused on Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Exchange, SQL and VMware during his 23 years of IT experience with 17 of those years coming in the storage industry. Prior to NetApp and ECI, Matt worked a contract at Microsoft as a Technical Support Engineer.