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Improving Storage Security: Fighting Cybercriminals

Conventional wisdom is that you are fine if your data gets infected or your data storage systems get shutdown by ransomware – if you have a current backup that is complete and uncorrupted. All you need to do is reset your systems, reinstall the apps and restore the data.

Unfortunately, that may no longer apply.

"Backing up your data no longer provides an absolute guarantee that you can recover from a ransomware attack,” said Jerome Wendt, an analyst at storage consultancy DCIG.