Ransomware is on the rise, with 37% of businesses attacked in 2021 and an average recovery cost of $1.85 million. Businesses of all sizes are at risk, but there is a proactive security measure you can take to help mitigate that risk: have a strong backup and recovery plan in place. 

In this blog post, we’ll explain what backup and recovery is, why your business needs it, and how ransomware works. We’ll also give you some tips on how to protect your data from ransomware attacks.

What is Data Backup and Recovery?

Backup and recovery is the process of creating copies of your data so that you can restore it if it’s lost or damaged. There are two main types of backup: full backup and incremental backup. A full backup copies all of your data, while an incremental backup only copies the files that have changed since the last backup.

Backups can be used for more than protection though, they can also be used for data restoration. In the event of a natural disaster or other event, you can use your backup to restore your data to its previous state.

The best way to start backing up your data is to create a backup plan. This will help you determine how often you need to backup your data, where you should store your backups, and what type of backup method is best for your needs.

It’s also essential to work with IT professionals to ensure that your backup and recovery plan is actually effective. They can help you test your backups to make sure they work correctly, and they can also provide guidance on how to restore your data in the event of a disaster.

Why Do I Need Backup and Recovery?

No one can predict when a disaster will strike, but having a backup and recovery plan in place can help you minimize the damage. 

A ransomware attack can cripple your business, costing you time and money. But with a good backup and recovery plan, you can quickly restore your data and get back to business. 

How Does Ransomware Work?

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your data and demands a ransom for the decryption key. Often, ransomware is spread through phishing emails or infected websites. Once your computer is infected, the ransomware will start encrypting your files.

In some cases, you may be able to decrypt your files without paying the ransom. But in most cases, data can only be recovered through payment. And even if you do pay the ransom, there’s no guarantee that you’ll actually get the decryption key.

Preventing Ransomware Attacks

There are a few things you can do to help prevent ransomware attacks:

– Educate your employees about phishing emails and how to spot them.

– Install security software on all of your devices, and keep it up to date.

– Back up your data regularly, and store your backups offline.


Having a strong backup and recovery plan is essential for business longevity. Data backup is a reliable process that can protect your data from malicious hackers and cyber threats for years to come. 

By following these tips, you can help protect your data from ransomware attacks and minimize the damage if one does occur. For more information on backup and recovery, please contact a representative from SNC today.