5 Reasons Ransomware Protection Needs to Be a Board-Level Conversation
It is not just the responsibility of the IT/IS department to keep the business safe, but the obligation of every CXO and Board member to ask for and implement stringent cyber security measures starting with zero trust, perimeter security, and employee training.
Boards need to make ransomware protection a top priority
Ransomware attacks increased 150% last year according to Group-IB, a leading cybersecurity solutions provider, a trend that shows no signs of slowing. Given the financial, operational and reputational risk that ransomware poses, boards of directors need to make sure that safeguarding data from an attack is a top priority for the organizations they oversee. I recently made this case in an open letter to board members in Australia that was published in our only national daily newspaper, The Australian, and is reprinted below.
Overcoming Human Vulnerabilities that Open the Door to Ransomware
Ransomware attacks dominated the cybersecurity landscape in 2020 and will remain a top threat in 2021, posing major challenges for both public and private institutions. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre recently reported that it handled more than three times as many ransomware incidents as in the previous year. New variations of attacks are always testing security defenses, including more sophisticated “phishing” schemes — taking advantage of human error or vulnerabilities by duping individuals into clicking a malicious link and thereby enabling ransomware to infect an organization.
5 Must-Haves in Enterprise Data Storage for Security and Compliance Needs
Data security is complicated. Compliance with security regulations has never been more important than it is today. It takes a lot of work to ensure your organization has a solid security program in place. How can you ensure you’re doing everything you can to protect your organization’s data? Here are the 5 things to keep in mind when picking a bulletproof enterprise data storage solution that not only satisfies the compliance requirements but also allows self-governance.
3 Questions Every CIO Should Ask About Data Storage Security
In this blog, we take a look at an organization’s security considerations, specifically from a CIO’s perspective. Here are three questions every CIO should ask about data storage security.
HyperIQ v1.1 is here!
Last month, we announced the launch of Cloudian HyperIQ™, an observability tool for visibility and analysis of your Cloudian storage infrastructure. The reception has been great! In the last 6 weeks, we have worked extremely hard to roll out the features that we couldn’t include in v1.0. Here are 3 reasons why you should upgrade to v1.1.
Cost and security driving more organizations to repatriate data from the public cloudCIO recently published an interesting article exploring why Seagate (a major Cloudian partner) repatriated their big data workloads from the public cloud back to their own private cloud. In short, Seagate realized that with the massive amounts of data it was generating, the cloud storage costs plus the bandwidth costs associated with moving data to ... Read More
A Century of Healthcare Data
The need for a lasting storage infrastructure By Neil Stobart, Cloudian Vice President of Global Sales Engineering This post was originally written for HPE TECHnative. The ongoing data deluge is affecting virtually all industries, but perhaps nowhere is this issue having more impact than in healthcare. Due to a combination of factors, the use of … Read More
Pure Storage CloudSnap Integrates With Cloudian For Fast, Efficient Data Protection
Today at the Pure Storage user conference, Cloudian® announced the integration of its HyperStore® object storage platform with Pure Storage CloudSnap. This lets Pure users automatically move snapshot data between FlashArray and Cloudian, providing multiple cool benefits: Offloads Pure FlashArray Disk-based data repository for fast access On-prem for security, low-latency Exabyte scalable storage pool Policy-based, … Read More