How to recover from a cyber attack

How Covenco’s Cloud can help organisations recover quickly from a Data Breach or Cyber Attack

Are you happy with the knowledge that your BaaS and DRaaS strategy is robust enough to protect and recover ransomware attack cyber hackeryour business-critical data should the worst happen? This article looks at how cloud services can be the lifeline you need to recover quickly after a cyber attack.

When you hand over the trust of looking after your data to a third party, you want to do so with both confidence and ease. This is something that we pride ourselves on at Covenco with the cyber resilience cloud services that we deliver.

Why Covenco’s cloud?

You can rest assured that your critical data is well looked after in Covenco’s private cloud, located across two data centres in the UK. We work with the best-in-class technology solutions like IBM and Veeam in our datacentres which are ISO 27001 accredited to make sure your data is fully secure.

We offer a fully managed cloud service, with experts on hand 24/7 to assist with any incidents that may occur. Learn more about Covenco Cloud Services here.

How we monitor and identify when data is compromised.

Daily monitoring checks are conducted by the Covenco helpdesk. They will monitor all the data backup jobs sent to the offsite cloud repository and ensure that replication of the backups is taking place as planned.  If the team is alerted to any issues during this time, they will escalate to the customer’s IT team. Ultimately, the Covenco team will always be on hand to assist in resolution and remediation.

How do we react, and what is the quarantine process with Veeam Insider Protection & Veeam Cloud Connect?

Veeam’s ‘Insider Protect’ feature is included with the Veeam Cloud Connect service and it provides a soft ‘air gap’ for the offsite backup data.  If the data in the cloud repository is accidentally or maliciously deleted, it will fall into a recycle bin facility which is only visible to Covenco. This allows us to restore the deleted data to any location of the customer’s choice.  This is particularly useful in cases of malicious ransomware or cyber attacks, where data is infected and deleted.

How do we help customers rapidly restore to a guaranteed clean data set with no loss?

Covenco’s DRaaS is designed to cater to a wide range of Recovery Time and Point Objectives (RTPO).  However, not all Servers and Applications are critical enough to warrant availability in minutes which can also prove expensive and potentially overkill.  We actively help our Customers to determine the right level of availability through our consultative approach and 25 years plus of experience in providing reliable and robust disaster recovery solutions.

Customer Case Study:

When ransomware hit, the housing association wasn’t crippled like it might have been if they hadn’t been backing up to our cloud. Their business didn’t stop, their residents weren’t impacted, and they didn’t pay the ransom. They had complete visibility and control of their data. Gurdip Sohal, Sales Director, Covenco.

Read the entire case study here.

How Covenco’s fully air-gapped backup services provide the ultimate piece of mind

Covenco offers a Tape Out service which not only provides an offsite copy of backups but also provides an offline copy to ensure backups are fully air-gapped. Because air-gapped backups are offline and inaccessible to malicious attackers it means that the all-important 3-2-1-1 rule is met. The rule is:

  • 3 different copies of data on
  • 2 different media
  • 1 copy is offsite
  • 1 copy is air-gapped (immutable, or offline).

How Covenco’s Immutable Backups ensure your online offsite backups are fully protected

To ensure our customer’s data is always recoverable in case of a ransomware attack we offer a secure, immutable backup service. The Immutable Backup service ensures your data is always recoverable, as it cannot be deleted, changed, or altered in any way. Therefore, even if your legacy backup systems are attacked, you will always be able to recover your immutable, untouched data.

Learn more on Covenco’s Backup services here and don’t forget to get in touch via the form below to discuss what’s best for your business needs with our data backup experts.

Covenco has over 20 years of experience helping organisations with bespoke data protection and management solutions. We ensure they work for them and their unique set of circumstances.

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