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Updated March 11th, 2020
Quick Case Study: Security Assessment
Mid-sized manufacturing business, under $50 million
Issue: Suffered a recent ransomware attack. Rather than pay the ransom, they shut down their operations for a week to remediate the problem. They called us after the remediation.
- Backups on main server had been failing every day for a week.
- Excessive missing security patches
- Low disk space
- Servers in extended support
- No discernible business continuity planning, e.g., they were using tape backup’s and therefor were unable to restore the entire business quickly, including data and applications.
- Onsite visit found that they were storing their tapes outside of the server room.
- Their servers were less than 36 months old, so we didn’t recommend replacing them, but they did have a space issue.
- Eliminate tape backup
- Use a Business Disaster Recovery (BDR) and Business Continuity (BC) solution to give both onsite and offsite backup. Ideally this solution will perform multiple backups a day with ZERO interruption to workflow.
- This BDR and BC solution would have virtualization capabilities. That way if there’s ever a problem with a server, the machine can be used a temporary server.
- Verify backups daily
- Advanced endpoint security to proactively detect and remediate threats.
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