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Running Head: Lab Activity #3: Investigate System Backup and Restore Tools 1 Lab Activity #3: Investigate System Backup and Restore Tools UMUC CSIA 310
Lab Activity #3 2 Title : Creating a Clean Backup of a System Disk Tool Identification: Acronis True Image 2017 Description of the Tool Acronis True Image 2017 is a backup software for Windows that offers a complete backup that restores files or an entire system. (Acronis) The software automatically creates backups of all data to ensure that all data can be safely recovered. (Acronis) Capabilities & Features Acronis True Image 2017 offer more capabilities then backing up and recovering data, it also offers cryptomining blocker and ransomware protection. (Jacobi, 2018) The cryptomining blocker was created to prevent malware and system resource hijacking attacks. The ransomware protection feature monitors all active processes to detect ransomware attacks. Acronis True Image 2017 also has the ability to free up disk space by removing duplicate or out of date versions of files leaving the user with more control over their backup storage. (Acronis) Publisher: Acronis Typical Uses for Incident Response During preparation phase, this product acts as a security measure and the backups will prepare the user for an incident. The ransomware and cryptomining tools will also be used during the preparation phase as security measure to protect data and prevent attacks. Finally, Acronis True Image Cloud storage will act as a backup if data is corrupted or lost on the hard drive.

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