Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Cloud Security , Governance & Risk Management

Fighting Ransomware: Best Practices

John Cloonan of Lastline on an Effective Backup Strategy
John Cloonan, head of products, Lastline

Adopting best practices for disaster recovery is the best way to prepare for ransomware attacks, says John Cloonan of Lastline.

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For example, a good rule of thumb for backups, to ensure availability of data, is to do three backups in two different media, with one of them offsite, he stresses.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Toronto Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, he also discusses:

  • Educating end-users on phishing risks;
  • Malware defense strategies
  • The role the cloud can play in backups.

Cloonan is head of products at Lastline. He has more than 15 years of experience in information security software development and service delivery.

About the Author

Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Former Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

Kitten was director of global events content and an executive editor at ISMG. A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she covered the financial sector for over 10 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by, ABC News, and MSN Money.

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