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Data Integrity Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events

Published

Author(s)

Anne R. Townsend, Timothy J. McBride, Lauren N. Lusty, Julian T. Sexton, Michael R. Ekstrom

Abstract

Businesses face a near-constant threat of destructive malware, ransomware, malicious insider activities, and even honest mistakes that can alter or destroy critical data. These data corruption events could cause a significant loss to a company’s reputation, business operations, and bottom line. These types of adverse events, that ultimately impact data integrity, can compromise critical corporate information including emails, employee records, financial records, and customer data. It is imperative for organizations to recover quickly from a data integrity attack and trust the accuracy and precision of the recovered data.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1800-11
Report Number
1800-11

Keywords

business continuity, data integrity, data recovery, malware, ransomware

Citation

Townsend, A. , McBride, T. , Lusty, L. , Sexton, J. and Ekstrom, M. (2020), Data Integrity Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1800-11 (Accessed October 21, 2021)
Created September 21, 2020, Updated May 4, 2021