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The potential impact of ransomware attacks is very real and financially paralyzing. Ransomware attacks increased by 150 percent in 2020 and the amount paid out by victims of these attacks grew by 300 percent.

The exciting news is this cyber concern will transform how organizations consume and manage information, eventually for the better. A new blueprint for more effective information management will emerge as the winner of this turbulent time.

Traditional platforms that wholistically touch enterprise data in the course of normal business will drive immense change. To apply a practical perspective to the exchange, this paper will focus on Veritas Technologies, given its market-leading position in the availability, protection, and insights of data for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud workloads.

What’s the way forward?

Step 1: Protect

The first step in any sound ransomware mitigation plan is to ensure the protection of all relevant data. Several disciplines are required to safeguard data integrity, but a critical aspect is backup and recovery capabilities.

Step 2: Detect

To take the next step towards ransomware resiliency, organizations must harness the power of ransomware anomaly detection.

Step 3: Recover

The third and final step of our ransomware resiliency path is recovery. To ensure recovery, organizations must add true multi-site, application-aware resiliency to achieve the ultimate ransomware mitigation blueprint.

Once a significant breach or disaster hits, it is vital organizations have a trusted platform to simply automate and orchestrate a complete cross-site or cloud restoration with the click of a button.


Ransomware attacks have had a dire effect on the economy, social trust and information management. The silver lining is that the long-term impact of such attacks will favorably change how we manage information, one of our most precious assets and the new world currency.