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Ransomware protection tips include offline storage, user education

May 23, 2019 / Paul Crocetti

Ransomware resilience continues to be important because the problem isn't going away. Explore these backup and education tips to help stay out in front of the issue. "It's always there." Jeff Martinson, IT director at Ameritas, is talking about ransomware. The problem may quiet down for a bit, and Martinson acknowledged that it has for him lately, but IT administrators can never forget it. An organization might get hit at any moment, and it better be ready. Security issues were a focus at VeeamON 2019, and ransomware protection tips were plentiful. Rick Vanover, senior director of product strategy at Veeam, said the vendor's support team deals with ransomware every day. "Ransomware is real," Vanover said. "It's not just a PC problem." Keep your business running with backups. At a breakout session at VeeamON, when Vanover asked who has had a ransomware issue, about half of the people in the room raised their hands.