Backups are a crucial ransomware defense, but restoration is just as important

StateScoop: One of the most common refrains about defending networks against cyberattacks like ransomware is to ensure the existence of regular, secure and preferably offline backups. But, speakers said during a Tuesday webinar, a backup image is only as good as the efficiency with which it can be used to restore a compromised system.

Fully restoring data to a network that’s suffered a ransomware attack can take weeks or sometimes even months, said Nick Psaki, the principal engineer for public sector at Pure Storage, a manufacturer of flash-storage hardware.

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