Could WORM Help Build Local Gov’t Resilience to Ransomware?

Truman Slate

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“Object storage solutions equipped with a new “Object Lock” feature have made WORM technology more accessible for local governments.”

Ransomware attacks have increased considerably in recent years, creating an ever-present threat for both private and public UK organisations – regardless of size or sector, writes Neil Stobart, VP Global System Engineering, Cloudian. A recent study found that both the number of ransomware attacks and the percentage of attacks resulting in payment have increased every year since 2017, while another predicts that global ransomware damage costs will reach $20 billion by the end of 2021.

With traditional data protection strategies such as snapshots and backups typically stored on file systems, even data held for recovery is not immune to ransomware attacks.

Nor are greslience to ransomware WORM storageovernmental organisations.

In fact, they are an increasingly favoured target of cybercriminals.

This is illustrated by the fact that ransomware attacks against governments have

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