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I am not an IT professional but I recently took a deep dive into ransomware.
I rotate fi ve different drives that make copies of the virtual server each night. I send a copy
to the cloud with Wasabi every Friday.
Four of the drives are " air-gapped " at any given time, which will hopefully reduce my
exposure to ransomware. Wasabi is not installed on the server and it does not automatically
make backups. The backups are sent individually each Friday so if I get infected with a form of
ransomware that " lingers " in the server for a while and infects all of the server backups, I should
have some virus-free versions on Wasabi.
Rotating the drives takes about 30 seconds each day and is the only real way to protect
backups from hackers since most are not connected to a network at any given time. ■
My company specializes in cybersecurity for dental and we have helped way too many dental
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practices recover from ransomware attacks. The biggest issues practices are dealing with right
now is the theft of all their patient data prior to the encryption of all their data. Firewalls and
antivirus provide minimal protection from ransomware. The hackers are also destroying cloud
and local backups, leaving the practices with no available data. Between the theft of the data and
the encryption of the backups most practices are forced to pay the ransom. We sometimes work
six to 10 of these cases a week in dental alone, not including all the other industries. ■
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