Evolving Cybersecurity

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I sat down with Macrium’s Technical Director, John Pendleton, to discuss how the landscape of cybersecurity is changing — and how it probably always should!

Why have the lines between security, backup and storage blurred in the past few years?
The profitability of data ransom and data theft are proving to be huge. This is driving an increasing trend for multilayered and highly sophisticated attacks.
To counter this, system protection must cover all components and their interfaces, lines must be blurred otherwise you remain exposed; a single vulnerability can be used to gain a foothold to launch the next step in an attack.
A further blurring of the traditional considerations is that software now exists within every network and computer component. This software, typically called firmware, provides further opportunities for exploit.
Are backups more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks like ransomware now than a few years ago?
A backup nullifies the leverage of a traditional ransomware attacker, as data can be quickly recovered without paying the ransom. This has driven the evolution of ransomware to also target and encrypt backup files, hence the increased vulnerability.
However, data security has two core facets, protection against loss (either accidental, hardware failure or by evil intent) and protection against theft. The threat is shifting to data theft, particularly for high value targets. In this case, backups provide no protection.

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Hi,
Biggest mistake is leaving backup drives connected all the time or worse no backups at all or on the same disk as the os
For individuals it's more likely you'd be hit by a train in your living room.

Large businesses are a different story more money.
 

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^ Very true. And I would add that it is a good idea to encrypt your backups, especially on removable drives. I can envision a thief being have a cracking go on a snapshot of your system at their leasure. Macrium does encryption on their paid versions.
 

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