One thing that ransomware and hurricanes have in common is that backups can protect your data from both.
A backup in a completely different geographical location will protect your data unless you send corrupted data–or if super-storms start ravaging the whole world at the same time. You may have bigger problems if the latter happens.
Modern backup procedures are about more than copying and pasting data. Information needs to be sent to a specific storage site–a drive in another location, a cloud storage site, or a secondary system at a partner hospital–that can be accessed at any time.
Since ransomware works by encrypting or scrambling files, you can get around the problem by erasing your main systems and loading your backups. As long as you have a regular backup schedule, you should only lose a few minutes, hours, or a day of data rather than all of your practice’s information.
Of course, it’s possible to save a ransomware virus onto backups. In the event that a new virus that can’t be detected by even cutting-edge experts attacks you, you can still protect yourself by having data on different timetables.
Multiple backup drives for each day, separate backup drives for daily versus weekly versus monthly, and other divided backups will help you have older backup options that haven’t been infected yet.
In the event of a natural disaster that destroys or partially damages your data, an off-site or online backup can be loaded once you rebuild. You can even send the data to a new location or a temporary office.
Many cutting-edge businesses and self-employed experts work entirely from cloud services and/or storage. While anything is capable of being corrupted, remote backups can help you develop new ways of being