Just a thought —
From a recent industry report by Sophos, “The State of Ransomware 2020”:
Half of organizations were hit by ransomware last year (page 3).
94% of organizations whose data was encrypted got it back. More than twice as many got it back via backups (56%) than by paying the ransom (26%). (page 2)
Garmin reportedly just paid $10M in ransom to get its servers back.
Ransomware potentially encrypts the whole server. I’m not a security expert at all – but it seems like if the company had a daily whole-server snapshot it would be helpful in recovering from a ransomware attack.
Does Galaxy already do this by any chance? I searched the Galaxy docs for “snapshot” but didn’t yet find a reference to it.
The developer could just do a new push to Galaxy and restore that way. But, not if the developer’s computer has also been hacked and encrypted along with the rest of the company’s systems.
Perhaps Galaxy could keep a snapshot of the source code and / or of the server image, and potentially be a leader in recovery from ransomware attacks – one click and you’re back online!