Best Protection Against Ransomware: A Good Backup PolicyEY's Pendyala Discusses Ransomware Trends in Asia, Whether to Pay the Ransom
The best protection against a ransomware attack is a very good backup policy, says Krishna Sastry Pendyala, partner, cybersecurity, at Ernst & Young.
When a ransomware attack happens, he says, upper management worries about business continuity, while the CISO worries about the root cause and whether the infection is still in the system. When it comes to paying a ransom or not, Pendyala says paying should be "the last resort."
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in Bengaluru, Pendyala also discusses:
- Ransomware trends in Asia;
- How data privacy laws affect the type of data an attacker targets;
- Why enterprises should not depend on cyber insurance.
Pendyala is a partner in cybersecurity at Ernst & Young. He has over 25 years of experience in proactive, predictive and reactive domains of information and cybersecurity. Prior to EY, he held leadership roles in PwC, TCS, and the Ministry of Home Affairs.