I spoke with Exabeam‘s Chief Security Strategist, Steve Moore, about post-breach cleanup, specifically related to the healthcare industry. Steve and I discussed why the healthcare industry is a prime target for hackers, what steps to take after a breach, and some preventative steps. Post-breach cleanup can seem daunting and as we say in the podcast, “How do you know what’s clean?” The problem with breaches is that you don’t know what’s clean nor do you always know to what depth the breach has penetrated. I think it’s best to wipe a system clean and reimage it from scratch rather than trying to poke and prod your way through the maze of malware, backdoors, fake user accounts, and other persistent threats that remain after a breach. Opinions differ in this area but the peace of mind that comes with installing fresh is far more valuable and often less time-consuming that individually examining thousands of files, filesystems, and backups for elusive infections.
Length: 23:53 mins. Format: MP3. Rating: G for all audiences and venues.
Copyright 2018 The SecuritNOW Podcast Show. License: CC BY.
Laz Vekiarides, CTO and Co-founder of ClearSky Data and I discuss a new approach to cloud storage–which deprecates the old 3-2-1 rule of making backups. Every year businesses consume more and more expensive disk space to copy, re-copy, and store data as backups, as disaster recovery, and for archival purposes. Preventing that waste is the main thrust of ClearSky Data’s primary storage, cloud backup, and disaster recovery solutions. The service is elastic and uses a “pay-as-you-use” philosophy.
Laz explains why this solution is more economical for your business and also makes your business more resilient to failure. We discuss a paradigm shift in backup methodology and the importance of business continuity.
Length: 21:36 minutes. Format: MP3. Rating: G for all audiences.
ClearSky allows enterprises to access all data wherever it’s needed, on-prem or in the cloud, without ever needing to replicate the data. That’s right, no more making copies. The ClearSky service is fully elastic; pay for only what you use and scale up or down on-demand.
Copyright 2017 The SecurityNOW Podcast Show. License: CC BY.
Dave Packer, Head of Corporate and Product Marketing at Druva and I spoke about Druva’s In-Sync and Phoenix products, security, backup, restore, and disaster recovery. We also discussed how your data is encrypted in flight during backup, how it’s stored encrypted, and how you get restored via an encrypted link. I also told him how much I love Druva In-Sync because it never bogs down my workstation for backup–in fact, I never know it’s running.