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3 Reasons Why Data Security Helps Ensure Cyber Recovery

3 Reasons Why Data Security Helps Ensure Cyber Recovery

Blog Article Published: 04/27/2023

Originally published by Rubrik.

Written by Srujana Puttagunta.

Are you still relying on legacy backup systems to protect your business from cyber attacks? If so, you might want to think twice. Cyber attacks have become so common that 98% of security and IT leaders reported that they dealt with at least one in the last year. Relying on legacy backups as a defense against cyber attacks is not only ineffective but also obsolete in today's rapidly evolving threat landscape. In fact, using legacy backups in this day and age poses a significant threat to the security of any organization and can result in catastrophic data loss.

Three Reasons Why Your Legacy Backup Is Failing You

Amongst all the weaknesses and deficiencies of legacy backup, there are three big reasons why your legacy backup is failing you today:

  1. Legacy backups are vulnerable to cyber attacks. They likely have open storage protocols, which can expose their data to unauthorized access and manipulation by hackers. This is particularly problematic when coupled with windows operating systems, and multi-factor authentication that's not deployed or enforced. Without proper authentication and access controls, cyber attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in these systems to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data and compromise an organization's security posture.
  2. Legacy backups fail to provide critical insights or visibility into what data is at risk or what’s been affected when you've been attacked. This means you could be left in the dark during your incident response while cybercriminals continue to wreak havoc on your systems. The inability to effectively monitor your own data puts you in a highly vulnerable position and significantly hinders your ability to quickly and accurately assess risks and remediate threats.
  3. Legacy backups don’t allow you to simulate and test your recovery. This can be disastrous in the event of a cyber attack, as you might be left rolling the dice on whether you can recover. They also don’t empower you to quickly restore data to a specific point in time and they don’t provide an easy way to ensure that the restored data is free of malware. And even if you manage to get your systems up and running again quickly, you could be dealing with the aftermath for months, losing money and customer confidence in the process.

In today's competitive environment, organizations cannot afford to be complacent about cyber recovery. You must be able to detect, respond to, and recover from security breaches with confidence and speed.

The Solution to Trust for Cyber Recovery

Don't wait until a cyber attack takes down your business to realize that your legacy backup is failing you. Switch to a data security solution designed for cyber recovery and empowers you to be confident that your data is safe and recoverable.

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