The latest security threat making news almost every day is ransomware, a virus that prevents users from accessing computers and information systems till money is paid. That virus has been impacting organizations of all stripes: healthcare companies, financial services companies, and even school districts.
Certainly, much has been opined on the need for better security software and processes to mitigate the risk of an attack in the first place. But with the ransomware epidemic, the need for a relevant backup strategy becomes critical for data protection. Some organizations infected with the virus had a backup strategy that just didn’t work. For companies with terabytes or petabytes of Big Data that may be at risk, the concern isn’t only about having a backup plan, it’s also about the effectiveness of the plan itself.
Your effective backup plan will have multiple components:
As Big Data turns into a $90 billion industry over the next 10 years, businesses must focus on protecting their valuable data assets and on ensuring always-on availability no matter what or when the virus-of-the-day threatens. We encourage you to learn more about how Imanis Data protects data platforms like Hadoop and Cassandra and Vertica.