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Cloudian experts says 1950’s approach to storing data must change

Cloudian experts says 1950’s approach to storing data must change

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An industry expert from Cloudian says the Australian Government’s 1950’s approach to storage means its data is still vulnerable despite investing in cybersecurity. 

James Wright, Director of A/NZ, Oceania and ASEAN, Cloudian

James Wright, Director of A/NZ, Oceania and ASEAN, Cloudian, says it’s time to think more about data immutability and less about tape, creating unencryptable digital copies of data ready to redeploy into an organization in the event of an attack.

Wright said: “The government – just like virtually all organizations across Australia – is spending more to bolster its cybersecurity defences.

“However, despite unprecedented investment in cyberdefence, business and policy decisions often fail to take sufficient actions to protect and ensure quick recovery of the prime target in cybercriminal activity: data.

“Much of our most important data across enterprises and government alike remains backed up on outdated tape systems (if anywhere at all). This technology – invented in the early 1950s – can be unreliable, out-of-sync with the organization’s own IT environment and take weeks or even months to restore data back into an organization.

“The idea that a modern organization can survive this long without access to their data crown jewels is absurd.

“Fortunately, more modern storage technologies can provide data immutability that keeps cybercriminals from encrypting, altering or deleting data and enabling fast, easy data recovery and resumption of operations in the event of a breach.”

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