Wednesday, August 9th
3:30-4:35 PM
DSEC-203-1: Cyber Resiliency and Systems - What You Don't Know Will Hurt You (Data Security and Protection Track)
Chairperson + Speaker: Krista Macomber, Senior Analyst, Evaluator Group

Organizer: Camberley Bates, VP and Practice Lead, Futurum Group

Paper Title: Ransomware Resiliency: A Data-Centric Perspective

Paper Abstract: The need for ransomware resiliency is materially influencing both technology and policy pertaining to data storage and protection. However, as attackers continuously evolve their tactics, and as marketing hype around ransomware balloons, it is difficult for IT Operations to determine exactly which capabilities should top their list of critical requirements. In this session, Evaluator Group will provide insight into the role that storage and data protection play in the security stack, as well as guidance on capabilities to look for when it comes to protecting and securing data. In particular, the session will drill down on issues pertaining to flash storage, such as the ability to accelerate recovery and the ability to apply immutability to inhibit malicious tampering with data. This insight is based on ongoing conversations with IT operations and primary research.

Paper Author: Krista Macomber, Senior Analyst, Evaluator Group

Author Bio: Krista covers data protection and security for Evaluator Group. She brings over a decade of experience providing research and advisory services and creating thought leadership content, with a focus on IT infrastructure and data management and protection. Her vantage point spans technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her work has appeared in major publications including eWeek, TechTarget and The Register. Prior to joining Evaluator Group, Krista led the data center practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research. She also created articles, product analyses, and blogs on all things storage and data protection and management for analyst firm Storage Switzerland, and led market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget. Krista holds a BA degree in English Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.