Cyber Work

Data backup in ransomware situations (Guest Appearance on “Cyber Work”)

The host, Chris Sienko, gave this description of the episode. Be sure to check it out!

We talk about disaster recovery, the role of good backup in ransomware situations and why the data recovery person and the information security person in your company need to become fast friends and start sharing notes. Also, why we’ve all been completely wrong about tape backup systems.

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0:00 – Cyber Work intro
2:40 – Mr. Backup origin story
4:01 – How backup and recovery has changed
7:44 – Data duplication during a disaster
9:45 – Speed of data recovery changes
12:47 – Benefit to physical data backups
15:37 – Common long-term data backup mistakes
19:04 – Other issues with data recovery
23:22 – Limits of disaster recovery
34:16 – Encryption options
39:44 – Jobs in data backup and recovery
44:54 – Benefit to learning data backup and recovery
46:53 – Data backup and recovery outlook
52:52 – What is the Restore It All podcast?
56:15 – What is Druva?
59:45 – Where can I learn more about Mr. Backup?
1:00:32 – Cyber Work outro

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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.

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