With the average ransomware payment per incident continuing to rise, organizations can expect the financial impact of ransomware attacks to keep increasing in the coming years. SafetyDetectives is a group of security experts who focus on testing antivirus programs, password managers, and other cybersecurity software. They predict that by the end of 2021, the financial strain from ransomware will be as much as $20 billion per year.
Statistics like that are why many organizations are focusing on quick recovery from ransomware. But what if you could detect when a ransomware event has begun and then prevent it from spreading in the first place? WithNetApp® ONTAP®data management software, you have the capability to detect and to prevent the spread of ransomware built in at no additional cost!
This blog post is the third 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 8 years, Matt is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer with a primary focus on ransomware prevention and recovery as well as portfolio Security. This includes but is not limited to Data Governance, Data Privacy Frameworks, Security Tools, and Security Best Practices. Prior to this role he was a Staff Engineer 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 21 years of IT experience with 15 of those years coming in the storage industry. Prior to NetApp and ECI, he also worked a contract at Microsoft as a Technical Support Engineer.
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