Australian backup system with ransomware protection - by CyberX

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Australian backup system with ransomware protection - by CyberX

Did you know that the cost of cybercrime alone in Australia was $29 Billion in 2020? A survey undertaken by the Australian Cyber Security Centre found 62% of the 1,763 small businesses that responded have been a victim of Cybercrime.

CyberX Backup and Replication provides reliable ransomware protection for backups stored locally and in the cloud.

Cyber-security countermeasures like staff training, e-mail screening, end-point protection, patch management, web filtering and the like are all worth doing; and will reduce your risk of a ransomware attack.

But a trusted and flexible backup system is your insurance policy for recovering data and resuming operations if all else fails.

Have you thought about what would happen to your business if you were the victim of a ransomware attack?

If your backup solution is ransomware-safe, you’re in a good place.

If it’s not, you’re not.

Now is the time to ensure your business is safeguarded.

As a trusted service provider specialising in disaster recovery, I urge you to assess your backup system’s ransomware resilience.

Ask yourself:
  1. How often do we test server restores?Automatic daily full system test restores to confirm the integrity of the backups
  2. Are off-site backups verified regularly?Weekly verification of the off-site backupset
  3. Are our off-site backups read-only?Yes (also referred to as being ‘immutable’).

Many organizations do not have the expertise, time or budget to test their backups regularly, so they don’t. That is a huge risk.

Key features of the CyberX backup system

Backup Protection Against Ransomware

Backup for mixed environments

Reliable Backups

Multiple Destinations

    • on-site
    • off-site
    • off-site – but not accessible from your network (watch the video below for details).

Ransomware-Proof Backups

What is protected?

    • Application objects
    • Application data
    • Your files

Recovery options if you experience a ransomware attack

Managed Service

This makes the CyberX backup system ideal for organisations that don’t have a high-level of in-house backup or disaster recovery expertise.

CyberX is an Australian company

Advantages of CyberX’s Backup System Against Ransomware

Off-site Backups

Test restore on a daily basis

Minimize Downtime

4-3-2 rule for backups (rather than 3-2-1)

    • 2 copies on-site / local (for best daily performance during “normal” operations)
    • 2 copies off-site / cloud (Immutable)
    • External USB3 drives or NAS.
    • Cloud backup – accessible from your network – backups are immutable.
    • Cloud backup – not accessible from your network (watch the video to see how this works.

Immutability

Air-Gapped Backups

Automatic Backup Verification

Advanced Data Security

    • AES-256-bit encryption for the data at rest.
    • SSL / TLS in-transit encryption.

How CyberX provides Ransomware Protection

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Proof our backup system works

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Charles Glanville
Alleanza Architecture

We used to have a tape backup system in place. As a backup solution it was far from ideal as the tape drive did not have the capacity to backup all our data onto a single tape which meant that we had to implement a "selective" backup. Plus, on top of that because the tape had to be changed nightly, we generally missed at least one backup per fortnight. We never did a test restore of the whole system to verify that in the event of a 'disaster' we could rely on our backups to rebuild our system.

Battery Energy Power Solutions

It is imperative that Battery Energy has a strong IT capability but the business is of a size where it is not commercially viable to maintain an in-house IT capability.

Battery Energy has been using the CyberX backup system for over 6 years for our off-site backup. The backup system has been reliable and has been able to restore files when needed.

Morson Group

We have been working with Vaughan and his team at CyberX since our company opened in 2013.

Throughout this time Vaughan has been fantastic in working with us to provide our physical server and backup systems on-site and on the cloud. We have never lost any files and have always been able to recover any files from the backups which were needed to be recovered.

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Amanda Levine
North City Group

Our business is in the advice sector and this means that having a reliable and secure backup of our client data is vital. We have been really pleased with the backup system that CyberX has provided us.

The installation was done remotely, so we didn’t have to do anything to set it up and there was no down time for us in terms of being able to use our computers. It is an automatic system and we have the peace of mind of knowing that the backups are transferred off-site automatically, without us having to do anything.

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David Steed
Director
Gladwin Gray Chartered Accountants

As a Chartered Accountancy practice, our client’s data is key. While our computers can be replaced, if we were to lose our clients files that would be a disaster. So having a reliable backup of our client data is critical.

Prior to the CyberX backup system, we backed up to an on-site disk which I swapped off-site on a weekly basis. I was consistent with this practice, so the process worked, but over time it was tedious and there were times when I was away, where the disks wouldn’t be swapped until I returned. And while the backups were verified, it wasn’t feasible to do a test restore of the entire system.

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Overview of Air-Gapped Backups implementation

A standard backup system has 4 backups:

If you add Air-Gapped backups, then this will add a further 2 backup devices.

One of the Air-Gapped backups will be updated on a weekly basis.

So, for example at the end of week1, Air-Gapped-1 would be connected to a CyberX server.

The backups for the past week would be copied to Air-Gapped-1.

Then the entire backupset on Air-Gapped-1 would be verified.

After successful verification of the backupset, Air-Gapped-1 would be disconnected from the CyberX server and be safe from any malicious activity.

At the end of week2, Air-Gapped-2 would be connected to a CyberX server.

The backups since Air-Gapped-2 was last connected to a CyberX server would be copied to Air-Gapped-2 (in this case 2 weeks).

Then the entire backupset on Air-Gapped-2 would be verified.

After successful verification of the backupset, Air-Gapped-2 would be disconnected from the CyberX server and be safe from any malicious activity.

At the end of week3, Air-Gapped-1 would again be connected to a CyberX server.

The backups since Air-Gapped-1 was last connected to a CyberX server would be copied to Air-Gapped-1 (in this case 2 weeks).

Then the entire backupset on Air-Gapped-1 would be verified.

After successful verification of the backupset, Air-Gapped-1 would be disconnected from the CyberX server and be safe from any malicious activity.

Thus the Air-Gapped backups will always be at least 1 week out-of-date and at most 2 weeks out-of-date.

But because the Air-Gapped backups are rarely connected to the network, they’re very safe from a ransomware attack. And with the Automated Daily Full System test restore and weekly verification of the Off-Site-2 backup that is being performed, any malicious activity on the CyberX network would be detected before both Air-Gapped backups could be compromised by the BlackHats.

If Air-Gapped backups are implemented, then you switch from our standard 4-3-2 rule for backups to 6-3-4.

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