Cybersecurity In-Depth

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8 Backup & Recovery Questions to Ask Yourself

Don't wait until after a disaster, DDoS, or ransomware attack to learn just how good your backups really are.

I NEED THE BACKUPS! Are They Going To Make Things Worse?

"If you have a security incident," IP Architects' Pironti says, "you have to go back and do a root cause analysis and say, 'At what point do we believe we have a clean backup?' Because if I recover an infected backup, I'm just going to reinfect the environment."

He advises to recover into a quarantined environment and test for malicious activity first.

Hopefully your backups will never be needed after a calamitous malware infection. But if they are, be careful.

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