In the past, you've probably heard me talk about the importance of having a good backup. That's ransomware proof, meaning it can't be infected if your network is affected. So my first tip today is to make sure that you use the 3 to 1 backup rule. Keep three copies of your data, storing two copies on different storage media with at least one of them offsite and completely separate it from your network. This goes a long way, taking the sting out of someone, locking all your files and demanding a ransom. But that's still not a reason to be casual about cybersecurity. Even if you have airtight and air gapped backups.

First, you should be able to fail over to your backup system if something happens to your active files. It's like putting a spare tire in your car just in case you get a flat. Next, you have to be able to fail back or restore your data from the backup. Using the flat tire analogy, this is like replacing the spare with a brand new tire. Even though being very effective, all the above is time consuming and costly. Even if you don't have to pay the ransom. The key thing is to make sure that you have a data failover and fallback plan in place and have discussed the actions and timeline for this type of event with your company and your team to ensure that everyone knows what their role is and what they need to do.

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