Enterprise keep masses of critical business data in storage systems, file servers and cloud storage. Misconfigurations at the data system level can result in terabytes of sensitive data becoming vulnerable to attackers. Unlike OS and network hardening, data storage security has been, by and large, neglected.
Critical business data used by many applications and databases flows through the storage network and is saved in various data storage systems – storage arrays (block, IP, object), cloud storage, virtual SAN, file servers, file systems, raw devices, appliances, and more. Stolen credentials, malware and other sophisticated forms of attack may expose data storage systems to hackers.
Organizations must ensure that core data systems are always hardened and follow all known security best practices for effectively rendering a storage system impenetrable, even under the typical conditions of constantly changing IT configurations.
One of the most alarming scenarios of a cyber-attack is when both the data and its backup are destroyed in a hacking incident, thus leaving the organization with no way to recover. An attack with such consequences can derail any organization, leading to severe business outcomes.
Security teams must work under the assumption that a successful attack may occur, and ensure the organization’s ability to recover from such an event – and that means, first and foremost – the ability to recover the data.
Considering the dynamic nature of IT and the variety of recovery methods and vendor tools used by enterprise organizations – storage replication, VM replication, database log shipping, backup – this is not an easy task. The ever-increasing and changing set of cyber-recoverability and isolation makes it impossible for security teams to manually validate that IT systems are in fact configured to assure recoverability from a cyber-attack.
Continuity Software’s cyber-resilience solution automatically detects violations of industry security configuration best practices, organizational security baseline requirements, compliance requirements and vulnerabilities that put your critical data systems at risk. For example, we analyze user account best practices, SAN zoning and masking security guidelines, insecure protocols and services, ransomware protection guidelines, open unrestricted file shares, PCI DSS log retention requirements, storage CVEs and more.
Enterprises using our solution have immediate access to updates coming from our dedicated research team as well as ongoing inputs coming from other leading enterprises that discovered and repaired misconfigurations. This singular aspect of the solution enables you to stay on top of the latest best practices for security configurations and to validate your environment meets best practices and lessons learned from comparable organizations. At the same time, it also enables you to prepare for and meet Information security audit requirements.
Using our solution, you ensure that critical data assets are hardened and recoverable – at all times.