A good and regular backup system should be in place to enable quick recovery in case of an infection. There are many choices here – you can either set up an automated backup system on the Cloud or just create manual backups on a physical storage device. But the best practice to keep your data safe in almost any failure scenario is following the 3-2-1 rule:
3 – have at least three backup copies of your data
2 – store two backup copies on different devices or storage media
1 – keep at least one backup copy off site
Backing up to offsite will help protect backups from being altered, so that in case ransomware does infect the computer, it won’t be able to touch the backup. Having a good backup is essential line of defense, if you are hit with ransomware, you can recover quickly and not pay the cyber criminals.