Here we go again…

Had a friend in the IT world call and share a story. I won’t mention specifics for obvious reasons, but the virus spread to any available network share worth exploiting – including the backup drives.

The problem with most backup solutions is that they aren’t air-gapped – that is, they’re fundamentally still connected to your network. Unless you take backup drives home with you, or you use cloud storage, or… well, you get the idea. If it’s not somehow disconnected from your network when the virus hits, it’s at risk too.

There are several ways to deal with this, but it’s not something you can put off. This isn’t a sales pitch – this is a plea for you to not find yourself in a 100% data loss scenario as this company was. This is a real threat and it doesn’t matter what you do for a living – it’s an equal opportunity offender.