A single ransomware attack can send your organization back to the Stone Age. Stay in the present with IBM Spectrum Protect.
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The news reports were almost surreal. On March 22, 2018, the city of Atlanta, Georgia, was hit by a massive ransomware attack that shut down many of the city's online systems. Six days later, residents still could not pay parking tickets or water bills online. City officials were implementing strategies to provide services manually, literally by using pen and paper. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms quipped, "...for some of our younger employees, it will be a nice exercise in good penmanship."
Was Atlanta sent back to the Stone Age? Not quite, but close.
Looking at the broader picture, it's clear that Atlanta is not alone in terms of vulnerability. Any storage environment that is connected to the internet can be threatened by ransomware, which is malicious software that is used to gain access to a computer system and encrypt the data until the victim pays ransom.
Ransomware attacks are becoming more prevalent, resulting in a lot of bad news. But the good news is that you can take steps to help detect and prevent ransomware attacks against your organization's data systems, and to help recover your data if an attack occurs. To meet these challenges, the IBM
As an added precaution, you can use IBM Spectrum Protect to back up data to tape, and then move the tape volumes to a secure, offsite location that is not connected to the internet. You can use the disaster recovery manager function to track the movement of the offsite data, which can be used to help recover your system after an attack.
In the face of today's security threats, there's no guarantee of absolute protection. As you take steps to strengthen your defenses against attacks, consider the leading-edge technology of IBM Spectrum Protect.