Restoring quickly from a ransomare attack with a long dwell time (Restore it All Podcast #123)

We talk to Celeste Kinswood from Druva about cyber resilience, and specifically ransomware attacks that have long dwell times – which is most of them. The median dwell time (the time between infection and you finding out you have ransomware) is 23 days, and the average is around 90. It’s encrypting files during that entire time, and responding to that is beyond difficult. Celeste talks about a novel approach that Druva is taking to solve this growing challenge.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

Protecting Your Network from Ransomware (Restore it All Podcast #122)

We review and discuss Mark Dargin’s Network World article “Credible threat: how to protect networks from ransomware.” His article lays out several steps, each of which we discuss and expand upon: train your people, update your servers and apps, antivirus tools on endpointsm backup your data (of course), test your backups, and conduct vulnerability assessments (Pen tests).

Read the original article here: https://www.networkworld.com/article/3218708/how-to-protect-your-network-from-ransomware-attacks.html

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

Are Apple & Amazon Violating Your Privacy & Does CCPA Work? (Restore it All Podcast #121)

We discuss a few privacy-related stories that hit the wires this week about Apple and Amazon. Apple seems like they’re trying to do the right thing, but are they going about it the right way? And are your iCloud backups are as secure as you think they are? What about Amazon? Did they get permission to track you the way they do? Finally, we explore Prasanna’s journey through CCPA, as he uses it to try to get one company to tell him where they got his private info.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

We found a company that verifies backups as a service! (Restore it All Podcast #120)

We all know how important it is to verify your backups. But many companies simply lack the technical ability or time to do such a thing. Chris Marshall’s company, VerifiedBackups.com to the rescue. They have a service that is aimed at companies with under 100 GB of SQL data. and will do an end-to-end verification of your SQL backups, guaranteeing that they are recoverable and safely stored offsite. I’m a fan of “as a service” anything, but this really takes the cake. Such an important thing to do, and he makes it happen.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.