When a cyberattack impacts enterprise data and creates downtime to critical systems, recovery is often the only way to get systems back online and working again. When systems are down businesses cannot operate as usual which can lead to lost customers and even money. As backup teams look to recover as quickly as possible, efforts to analyze and assess the full impact of the breach happen in parallel. Regardless of your role in IT, it is necessary to quickly identify impacted data sets, systems, and services and what if any data has been exfiltrated. All of this has to be accomplished in order to regain access to systems and recover in a timely manner.
In this blog, we’ll examine how cyberattacks are impacting decisions IT admins are making around their backup and recovery solution choices. We’ll take a look at how they are working more closely with their security teams to ensure better outcomes during the assessment and recovery phases. And we’ll use a demo of Cohesity DataHawk to see how the IT infrastructure operations team can do a security assessment of your enterprise data before, during, and after an attack.
Vulnerabilities can be seeded and go unnoticed for long periods of time, sometimes propagating throughout an organization until the day it creates a massive attack that circumvents established security solutions. Data exfiltration has become a standard protocol for sophisticated attackers, as stolen data can be sold or used as leverage to force payment. Not only do you need to be able to quickly recover your data, but it’s also imperative that you are able to lock down access to critical data and the data itself. Cohesive data management and planning by both infrastructure and security teams are necessary for the successful recovery of data and long-term business resilience, and to significantly lessen the impact in the event of a breach.
Keep it simple using Cohesity DataHawk
If your environment has servers that are backed up by Cohesity, you can easily use Datahawk to take advantage of additional security capabilities to help ensure a more proactive security approach that also allows for the secure recovery of your data from immutable and isolated backup options. Let’s break down the capabilities here:
Security center – The DataHawk Security Center allows security administrators and analysts to understand their security posture and access Cohesity’s data security capabilities from one application. The Security Center allows you to:
Monitor the security posture of your Cohesity clusters. It provides actionable insights that enable you to identify unresolved vulnerabilities from installed software, applications, and misconfigurations in your Cohesity clusters.
Assess the risk and get in-depth insights into the status and health of your backup environment.
Security posture – Identifies security hardening recommendations to help you identify additional security steps that can be taken to improve your security posture.
Threat protection – Can identify and evaluate anomalies, then further evaluate through threat intelligence to identify elusive malware. Highly curated and managed threat feeds, updated frequently and trained with ML, ensure the best insights into the risk.
Data sensitivity – Find sensitive and regulated data and reduce false positives with ML-based data classification. Our highly accurate ML-based engine classifies sensitive data, including personal identifiable information (PII), PCI, and HIPAA.
Cyber vaulting – Our SaaS-based cyber vaulting and recovery solution gives your data an additional layer of managed security by storing a digital, virtual air-gapped copy of your data in the cloud. It’s immutable and has multi-person integrity-based approval mechanisms to guardrail changes.
Watch a demo of DataHawk to see how it works
Ransomware and insider threats pose a serious risk to both your data and your organization’s reputation. With threat detection, data classification, user activity tracking, and cyber vaulting, DataHawk helps you protect your data, detect an attack, and recover quickly—without paying a ransom. Watch this demonstration to learn more.
Ensuring business resilience and continuity
When a cyberattack strikes enterprise data and impacts critical business functions, it requires enterprise-level involvement from security, IT, and operations. Rapid but detailed analysis of the event is crucial to understand the depth and scope of compromise and is vital to coordination efforts in incident handling and recovery operations. Make sure you have the right tools deployed to ensure that regardless of the cyberattack type, it’s easy to resume business operations quickly. You must ensure that you have the right technologies and processes in place to ensure business resilience and continuity.
This blog is part of our “Road to Catalyst” series. Check back every week for new data security and AI content, and register today to join us at Cohesity Catalyst, our data security and management virtual summit.