A Cyber-First Approach to Disaster Recovery

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Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019

In this era of digital transformation, cyber weaponization is commonplace, and the "extinction event" is a genuine threat, especially for organizations with uptime and availability requirements. As we've seen in the headlines, cyber disasters cripple business operations and impact shareholder value. For instance, Equifax just became the first company to have its outlook downgraded due to a data breach. And remember the NotPetya state-sponsored ransomware outbreak? Well, recent projections estimate NotPetya costed the international shipping company, Maersk, up to 300 million dollars in losses. Adding insult to injury, "act of war" means insurance will not pay out for damages.

Whether it's a targeted attack or collateral damage from a nation-state conflict, cyber risk directly correlates to business risk. In fact, cyber disasters now inflict more business damage than natural disasters and strike more frequently. But, many organizations have not updated their recovery playbook to combat these emerging threats. Legacy recovery systems cost organizations millions in unnecessary downtime and unplanned infrastructure costs because of a fundamental issue: cybersecurity is not top of in mind.

Join SANS to learn how organizations like yours are hardening their disaster recovery programs by adopting the cyber-first methodology. 

Key points of discussion:

  • How automation helps recover from cyber-attacks in minutes, not days
  • Tips to eliminate the risk of malware re-introduction from system-state back-ups
  • Ways to avoid the hardware scramble with stream-lined recovery to the cloud
  • Best practices on diversifying host infrastructures for critical applications

All Rights Reserved. Semperis Inc. © 2020

All Rights Reserved. Semperis Inc. © 2020

John Pescatore
Director, Emerging Security Trends | SANS Institute

Darren Mar-Elia
VP of Products | Semperis
14-time Microsoft MVP