Why off-the-shelf ransomware attacks succeed

They’re coming for you, and you’re not safe yet


Ransomware attacks alone have jumped by 700% in 2021. There’s a good reason: ransomware is a great business to be in. Unsophisticated attacks using off-the-shelf tools can be launched at little or no cost. If you target enough potential victims, some will get through.

So how do you protect your virtual environments that are hosting your most critical applications? And when a cyber threat or natural disaster happens, how quickly can you be back in business? Not by continuously hardening your existing security, argues Rubrik’s Levern Wilson. In our latest Regcast he tells The Reg’s Tim Phillips how, to resist off-the-shelf attacks, you need to rethink your ransomware defence.

You will learn more about:

  • Why simple attacks succeed so often
  • Protecting data across a hybrid IT landscape
  • Recovery methods for virtual machines to achieve near-zero RTOs

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