Majority of organizations lack confidence in existing data protection measures,
Each year, Dell Technologies Inc. releases a Global Data Protection Index report that summarizes survey findings from over 1,000 decision-makers in organizations around the world.
In the most recent survey, the company asked about attack preparedness and an organization’s ability to recover, and the latest feedback revealed growing concern.
“One of the things we’ve started to inquire about a lot more in our surveys is the question around cybersecurity and cyber resiliency,” said Rob Emsley (pictured), head of data protection and cyber resiliency marketing at Dell. “We found that two-thirds of the organizations surveyed last year are really concerned that they don’t believe their existing data protection measures in infrastructure are sufficient to cope with malware and cyber threats. Two-thirds also believe that in the reality of work from anywhere, learn from anywhere, that’s actually increased their exposure to cyberattacks.”
Emsley spoke with theCUBE industry analyst Dave Vellante during the “Navigating the Road to Cyber Resiliency” event. They discussed reasons for enterprise difficulty in system security and key steps for data protection. (* Disclosure below.)
The results from Dell’s survey demonstrate that, for many enterprises today, security is a struggle. There is no shortage of solutions, and that’s part of the problem.
“We have a very fragmented security market,” Emsley said. “We’ve seen research that says there’s somewhere north of 4,000 incumbent vendors, startups, adjacent players addressing various points of the security landscape. That’s one of the things we are really looking at here at Dell to try and address by bringing our perspective about how you can actually navigate through this complexity.”
Dell frames the cybersecurity conversation around three primary areas: protection, resiliency and confidence, according to Emsley.
“Protection and resilience are great; a lot of that is around technology and process, but confidence really comes from the people that you work with,” he said. “Dell is able to provide a global set of resources that are able to not only help you implement techniques and processes and tools but also be there for you to respond when you need it.”
The inevitability of attack has placed greater emphasis on immutability, a capability for protecting data against modification or deletion by cybercriminals. This has become more important as the threat landscape expands to other network areas, as validated in Dell’s recent survey.
“One of the really upsetting facts is that 48% of the organizations that we surveyed had actually suffered a cyberattack in the last 12 months that prevented access to their data,” Emsley said. “Bad actors are not only going after production systems, but invariably they’re going after backup infrastructure. Immutability nowadays is effectively something you should be implementing across all of your backup infrastructure.”
Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the “Navigating the Road to Cyber Resiliency” event.
And you can watch the complete “Navigating the Road to Cyber Resiliency” program here:
(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the “Navigating the Road to Cyber Resiliency” event. Neither Dell Technologies Inc., the sponsor of theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)
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