By now, everyone knows the importance of backing up your data. But with cybersecurity threats evolving and increasing, how can we ensure our backup data is secure? We rely on backups to keep our data secure in the event of a disaster event such as ransomware, human error, natural disasters, etc. Unfortunately, we can no longer assume data backups are secure and protected from attacks. We are going to break down how immutable storage is the ultimate solution to keeping our backup data secure by explaining: why backups are at risk, what immutable storage is, how immutable storage works, and your immutable storage options.
Digital Trust is a make or break for your business
In today’s digital world where most business is done online and data breaches are becoming more common, digital trust has become a valuable commodity for those companies that earn it. This phenomenon – where trust has become the currency of which businesses differentiate themselves from others – is starting to change the way businesses look at security. A report by CA Technologies, says that 86% surveyed said that security is more important to them than convenience when choosing a product or service online. What does Digital Trust mean? We do business with those whom we trust, but we do more business with those whom we trust more.
Once you are faced with the reality that your business operations have been compromised - time is of the essence. Having a thorough Disaster Recovery Plan will save you substantial amounts of time, money, and resources. A Disaster Recovery Plan (or runbook) is a working, living document that is unique to every organization - the business' specific blueprint on how to recover quickly and efficiently from a DR event. However, a lot of DR plans are not thorough enough to serve as any help during an actual disaster event.
Maintaining a solid security stance in 2022 is a daunting task, especially for smaller IT teams. The world of cybersecurity is evolving at a breakneck pace, and defining what is needed to protect your organization is getting more difficult all the time. It is very easy for an IT organization to get outpaced by current trends in malicious activity.
The vast majority of cyberattacks happen to small and midsize businesses - 60% of them fold within 6 months of an attack, according to Inc. Magazine. With cyberattacks on the rise, network security is the number one issue on IT Exec's minds. We started a 3-part blog series, discussing the main types of network vulnerabilities: Hardware, Software, and Humans. In part 1, we covered the first type of network vulnerability, hardware, with the different categories and how they can be subject to vulnerabilities. Now we will be moving to part 2: vulnerabilities of network software. As before, we will address what makes software vulnerable, how it can be breached, how to prevent it, and what to do if a breach occurs.