Cyber Resilience Versus Cyber Security?

By April 16, 2019 Cyber Security

There’s a lot of talk these days about cyber resilience. That is, being able to keep your business going after a cyber attack. But wouldn’t it be better to be cyber-secure, so you can keep those attacks from happening in the first place?

Avoiding a cyber crisis often comes down to properly managing a cyber incident before, during, and after it unfolds. That’s cyber security. And it’s not all that common.

Let’s back up for a minute (pun intended).

Device hacks, network breaches, denials of service, and other cyber incidents have become all too common. Under the threat of fines, lost customers, and possibly even being put out of business, companies are taking preventive measures to protect their data centers from security breaches. But while they’re preparing for the worst, the majority of backup vendors treat cyber security as an afterthought.

In other words, backup has been an ignored discipline in the data center for decades. Why? Because it’s difficult and not glamorous. As a result, vendors don’t build security into their product offerings.

And that means more money for companies trying to protect their data. Think of it. How much more will you have to invest in additional hardware and services to make your enterprise backup truly cyber-secure?

At Cobalt Iron, we believe the security of your data should not be an add-on!

Cyber security is always a priority here at Cobalt Iron, and it’s designed into our products from inception.

Our Compass platform comes with Cyber Shield, which gives you a holistic view of your enterprise data landscape, with features and functionality tightly woven into the core architecture.

It’s built on three principles:

  • Readiness — Avoid exposure by being prepared. Compass readiness includes 24/7 monitoring, proactive problem avoidance, and automated software updates to keep your enterprise data protection battle-ready.
  • Response — Dramatically limit the negative impact of a cyber attack. Compass’ rapid, coordinated execution to resolve incidents minimizes downtime, data loss, cost, and reputation damage, while technology maintains data integrity without unnecessary human access.
  • Recovery — Quickly returning to normal operations is only the beginning. Compass delivers rapid restore functions and analytics-driven insights to fortify data protection against future attacks.

So, when designing your backup environment and comparing vendors, ask yourself: Do you want it to be cyber-secure or just cyber-resilient? Challenge your vendors on security compliance. Because if you don’t, it could cost you.


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