Ransomware Recovery and Cyber-Resilience: Lessons from the Front Lines

first_imgMalicious cyberattacks are commonplace within our constantly transforming IT world. It should be well known by now that even with an all-encompassing strategy complete with best-in-class breach detection and prevention and data security technology, the likelihood of a successful cyberattack is still possible. The urgent question IT Directors and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are now asking their teams is, “How cyber-resilient is my organization?”.While a heavy portion of an IT team’s efforts are dedicated to instituting attack prevention technology, promoting good IT hygiene among and trying to stop bad things from happening, organizations should also plan for incident response and overall cyber-resilience.When a successful attack happens, from a people and process perspective, is everybody on the team aware of their role? What do those roles entail? Does the current infrastructure enable the team and organization for successful incident response and recovery?Another aspect to carefully consider is involving cross-functional members of the business in the planning and response, as the damage from cyberattacks are often far stretching and are just as much of a business problem as an IT problem. In fact, a custom research study conducted by ESG for RSA in June 2018 found that 69 percent of respondents agreed that the relationship between IT security and business risk can be difficult to coordinate.In this video, hear more from Dell EMC’s Product Manager for Cyber Recovery Stefan Voss about the different approaches required to effectively respond to cyber-attack incidents:Dell EMC Cyber Recovery Software Recovering data from a cyberattack requires a different approach vs. typical disaster recovery. The goal of cyber incident response is to ultimately get the organization back to an optimal, steady state as quickly as possible. Ultimately, when blindly applying already existing Disaster Recovery or Operational Recovery procedures and plans, they will quickly show their low success rate in cyber-attack situations and scenarios.Understanding this led us to announce the Dell EMC Cyber Recovery solution, an easy-to-deploy management and automation software, in October 2018. We have applied strengths in our portfolio to address this specific requirement with a unique architecture that provides true data isolation and flexibility for our customers. Customers have responded very positively to this, with one saying he can sleep better at night knowing his data is safe.See Cyber Recovery in Action at RSA ConferenceStop by the Dell Technologies booth #4535 at the RSA Conference next week to see a demo and speak with a data protection expert about how you can help your organization and business become truly cyber-resilient. Cyber Resilience and Incident Response planning will be a heavy discussion topic at the RSA Conference panel session “Ransomware Attack Protection and Recovery: Lessons from the Front Lines,” including our own Stefan Voss, senior director, product management, Dell EMC. You can reserve a seat via the link above and make sure it is part of your RSA Conference agenda.We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco at RSA Conference 2019!If you would like to learn more about Dell EMC Cyber Recovery software in the meantime, visit Dell EMC Cyber Recovery.last_img read more

Turkey, Russia to begin monitoring Nagorno-Karabakh truce

first_imgANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s defense minister says a joint Turkish-Russian observation center to monitor a cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh will become operational on Saturday. Hulusi Akar said in a statement on Friday that a Turkish general and 38 personnel, would be on duty at the center which aims to monitor possible violations of the truce. He did not provide further information. Turkey and Russia agreed to form an observation center shortly after the cease-fire agreement, reached in November, ended six weeks of intense fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Russia, which brokered the cease-fire, has separately deployed nearly 2,000 peacekeepers for at least five years to monitor the agreement.last_img read more

USC seeks first win at McAlister Field

first_imgFor the USC women’s soccer team, its darkest days might be gone just in time for the squad’s final home stand of the season.The Women of Troy, fresh off their first Pac-12 victory of the season at Washington, return home to take on Arizona State and Arizona this weekend at McAllister Field, in what will be the final games several members of the team will play on their home turf.Last hurrah · Senior defender Ashley Freyer looks to lead USC to its first home victory of the year in the last homestand of her career. – Jaideep Chadha | Daily Trojan“For us seniors, we’ve wanted to win all season,” senior forward/defender Ashley Freyer said. “For a lot of us, this is the last time we’re going to play competitive soccer in front of families and fans. We want to win and put everything out on the field. We’d love to end it all on a good note.”USC will celebrate Senior Day on Sunday against the Wildcats — a festivity that will likely be made more enjoyable by a victory Friday afternoon against the Sun Devils.“We won last week, but this is a whole different week,” Freyer said. “We’ve got to prepare for Friday and take care of business then before we worry about anything else.”Like USC, both Arizona State and Arizona have undergone some growing pains in 2011. The Sun Devils are 2-4 in the Pac-12, and the Wildcats enter the weekend tied with the Women of Troy with just one conference victory apiece.“We can’t focus on other team’s records, really,” Schloemer said. “It’s just about us. We haven’t played up to our expectations either, so we’re just going to come out and play whoever we face as tough as we can.”Players also insist last weekend’s victory has loosened the team in time for the home stretch of the regular season.“It’s a big relief to get that first one out of the way,” Freyer said. “It came way later than we expected, but we finally got some bounces to go our way and it turned out well for us.Schloemer added that improvement has already been evident in the wake of the slump-busting win.“We celebrated like we’d won the World Cup when we beat [Washington],” Schloemer said. “Because of that weight being gone, we have a lot of confidence going into this weekend’s games. We had probably one of the best Tuesday-Wednesday practices that we’ve had all season, which is very promising.”USC can still finish with a winning record in the Pac-12 if the team wins its final five games, beginning with Arizona State and Arizona this weekend. Of USC’s five remaining opponents, only two have a winning record.The Women of Troy take on Arizona State on Friday at 3 p.m. and Arizona at 1 p.m. on Sunday for Senior Day and Fan Appreciation Day.last_img read more