eBook: Developing a Holistic Storage Security Strategy

The target of most cyber-attacks, like ransomware, is eventually the primary storage system that stores the organization’s most valuable data. If an attacker compromises the organization’s data, they either attempt to restore the data from backups or pay a ransom to get their data back. Interestingly enough, while many primary storage systems do an adequate job protecting themselves from a media failure, most are under-equipped when it comes to detecting, stopping and recovering from an attack. The lack of cyber-protection forces most organizations to buy specific point solutions which leads to a set of security silos.

Encryption is the cornerstone of protecting data, but vendors have to apply it in a way that it is always on and doesn’t impact performance. It should be integrated directly into the storage system’s software code. Encryption though, is just the beginning. Storage systems need to eliminate storage and security silos while also providing detailed analytics so that if an attack occurs, it is detected quickly. The system should also guide administrators through the process of recovery.

Storage Switzerland’s latest eBook “Designing Storage for Cyber Security” discusses how IT can secure its storage solutions from attack and prepare itself to respond if an attack makes it through. In this eBook you learn:

  • The Importance of consolidated storage for cyber-security
  • Why Cyber-Secure Storage requires more than encryption
  • Why encryption should be always-on
  • How to prepare Cyber-Secure Storage for the inevitable security breach

The eBook is available exclusively to on demand viewers of our webinar “Three Reasons Storage Security is Failing and How to Fix It.” Start watching the webinar and the eBook is available in the attachments section. Also available with the webinar is an exclusive Storage Switzerland white paper: “Performance vs. Security – How to Solve the Primary Storage Paradox.” Register and watch the on demand webinar today to access both.

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Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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