Ransomware Attack, How to Avoid, How to Protect your ERP Data ?
( Views of Sangeet Kr Gupta, Puneet Gupta as on 11-7-2022 )
Applicable for : We have focussed on the Finsys ERP Customers. www.finsys.co.in. The Same solution might be applicable in other conditions also, Yet we are concerned very closely for the data safety of our ERP Customers, Hence this Focus.
First, a word of Caution : There is no 100% Perfect Solution. And Risk is always there. Even NASA, and the Topmost sites of the world are sometimes hacked. So, In some solutions, risk is 10%, some 1% , and some 0.00001%. So, Plan B should also be there. Always.
Backup : Responsibility of the “Client Team”
Your Team Must Take Backup
Must Keep it Safely at Factory location in a Second Computer ( That is Free*, no extra cost ).
+ Must keep its copy on a Google Cloud ( That is Free*, too. )
+ Must Keep its additional copy on another cloud say Microsoft Cloud, ( That is Free* Again )
+ Make a manual register, Call it Backup Monitoring Register. ( That is Free* Again )
One person must do the above, and Sign on that Register with date and time.
+ A Second person, say Plant Head / Accounts HOD / EA to MD, must physically see with his own eyes that backup has been Saved and kept at a protected area, as above + Sign on that register.
The Restoring of Backup on a New Cloud Server is just a 20 minute to 80 minute exercise.
We, at Finsys, largely assure you, to be, up and running, even after a bad Virus attack, if you can follow the above very simple Backup policy.
Now, we see, What can you do to avoid this problem to the highest degree
In our view, as of date, Your timely Shifting to Oracle Cloud , which works on Oracle Database, working on Oracle Hardware and Oracle Linux looks to be a good Solution for Finsys ERP Users.
[ We are Oracle Partners, and we can handle this part of the Solution. ]
You are Free to take this solution from anybody in the World, or, you can do it directly also. https://www.oracle.com/in/cloud/
Now in Detail
The following writeup is a combination of our learnings over last 31 years. Learned from our experiences.
Case Study : ABC Polymers, Gurgaon : Kept inhouse Server. Ransomeware probably came via some email attachment
Case Study : DEF Industries, Navi Mumbai : Kept inhouse Server. Ransomeware probably came via some Pendrive / Email. ( source Unknown )
Case Study : LMN Packaging Co Ltd, Kanchipuram, Chennai : Kept inhouse Server. Ransomeware probably came via some Pendrive / Email. ( source Unknown )
Case Study : XYZ, Noida, UP : Kept Web Server at a lesser known cloud provider. Ransomeware probably came downloading some software on that website from a 3rd party site
Sad Story in each was corruption of Data. Unfair Demand of Extortion Money in Bitcoins.
Solution One : Oracle Cloud
We Give Highest rank to Oracle Solution
- No Windows — They use Linux
- Not ordinary Linux – They use their own Oracle Linux
- No OS – they are not giving OS to you, they are giving Database as a Service. So, they maintain the OS, and they maintain the Oracle Database. BOTH
- Backup – They have their own Backup solution also, which is an Incremental Backup System
- System will take its own backup. Show you on the control panel. And gives you option to restore a particular stage of backup on a new Oracle Cloud Machine, on press of a Button.
- No Separate Data Farm. They Own their Data-Farm
- No Need of Anti Virus. They manage that themselves.
Amazon Web Server
Fact is Amazon is also a big solution provider. HUGE. They have the biggest share from amongst Finsys ERP customers as of now. However they give a seperate Windows Machine usually
you have to pay for Oracle Cloud Database separately. for Windows also, for Backup also and for Anti Virus also, and for Backup policy also.
Still they are good, and as of now, no ransomeware news on any of the 100+ Finsys customers
In house Server Room with VPN
Strong Inhouse solution, with very strong controls on everything. See methods and details on following website.
Go to contact us page
or mail us at Corporate[ at ] finsys.in, c.c. Sales [at]finsys.in
You are Free to take this solution from anybody in the World. As said earlier, We are Oracle Partners, and we can handle this part of the Solution. And give you a Integrated Single Window Solution.