Fortunately, properly protected and secured backup systems can be used to restore data and infrastructure to a known good state prior to a ransomware event. Those of us at Veritas have supported this recovery approach with numerous NetBackup™ customers, including one hit by DoppelPaymer, a crypto-locker ransomware. The organization’s administrator indicated all tapes inside the library had been erased, but in collaboration with Veritas Support, the on-site IT team was able to recover data and infrastructure from protected backups. Although the solution proved successful, it would have been less tumultuous if the organization had a tested, reliable ransomware recovery plan in concert with ongoing information security risk assessments.