The Federal Criminal Police Office documented 108,000 cases last year - and the trend is rising. The latest hacker attack by the Eastern European hacker group "Darkside" on the Colonial pipeline impressively shows that it is no longer sufficient to rely on your firewall and the use of a virus scanner. The decisive factor is whether or not I as a company am able to recover involuntarily encrypted data on my own.
Often a holistic concept is missing that also takes effect when the worst case scenario has already occurred. Then the exciting questions are:
- How long will it take until I can work again?
- Can I do it at all under my own steam?
This is where the concept with IBM Spectum Protect comes in.
What is IBM Spectrum Protect?
Spectrum Protect is the leading data protection solution from the American industry leader IBM.
A central intelligence (server) monitors and controls a multitude of end devices and servers (clients) to be secured. After a one-time data backup, this intelligence knows which data is where and can detect changes. For example, it notices that a certain file has become larger or smaller, has been saved again or a new document has been added. This makes it possible to save only the changes. This in turn keeps the amount of data to be transferred small, leads to very fast backup results and enables efficient scaling even in very large IT environments.
The backup of the data is therefore incremental. All meta-information (information we have about our data) is managed by the central intelligence in its own database in such a way that, if necessary, the restoration (so-called restore) of the data always takes place in a single run. This also ensures a time-saving and efficient restoration. The transfer as well as the backup of the data is done in coded form. In addition, Spectrum Protect also supports conceptual security mechanisms that can prevent involuntary encryption of the backup by ransomware.