Is Scope subject to Ransomware?

Scope's underlying, Linux-based architecture is less susceptible to virus attacks when compared to other platforms, while virus scanners and firewalls further reduce the risk of infection. Data backups to multiple locations make attacks toothless.

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a victim's data, making it unusable to them. In essence, it puts a lock on your data and wants payment for the key. What makes these attacks so devastating is that one loses all access to their data, bringing their whole operation to a halt.

While no system can rule out 100% the threat of a Ransomware attack, Scope's Linux-based infrastructure does appear to have an advantage. Ransomware typically targets desktop environments. But because Scope is confined by Linux's fine-grained user access controls and SELinux, it has technological benefits your typical desktop platforms cannot provide and significantly raises the bar of difficulty for successful encryption attacks.

Then as another layer of security, we safeguard the Riege data centers. They are protected by an industry-standard security architecture, including virus scanners, firewalls, access control lists, partitioned network segments.

We maintain a strict and timely schedule of applications patches and updates. A three-month patch cycle for regular updates, but we deploy essential security-related patches within 3 to 5 days.

And as a final step, we back up your Scope data regularly, including replication to multiple data centers and storage on both disk and tape combined with our DR procedures.

Creating another line of defense against encryption attacks. By holding many copies of your data on separate infrastructures, we aim always to have a way for your company to retrieve its valuable digital information. Neutralizing the need to pay a ransom if you have copies of your data.