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TechSpective Podcast Episode 130


Backing up data has been a fundamental requirement for IT since data began. In the age of ransomware, though, data backups have had a bit of a rollercoaster ride.

When ransomware first emerged, data backups were a saving grace. If your systems were encrypted and knocked offline by ransomware, you could simply restore from backup and carry on. Eventually, though, threat actors figured out how to also seek out any connected backups and encrypt them as well. As organizations adapted, threat actors evolved a new tactic of stealing data before encrypting it and also threatening to leak or sell it–effectively nullifying the ability to simply restore from backup without consequence. However, backing up data is still crucial because even when organizations pay the ransom, there is very good chance they will not be able to restore all data.

Anthony Cusimano, Director of Technical Marketing at Object First joins the podcast to talk about the challenges of categorizing and effectively backing up and protecting data. Object First was created to provide secure, simple, and powerful backup storage with out-of-the-box immutability optimized specifically for Veeam.

Check out the full episode for more about data backup challenges and best practices. We also discuss issues with data hoarding and data pollution, and the impact of artificial intelligence and generative AI on data storage.

The podcast itself is audio-only, but the video of our conversation is also available on YouTube if you prefer:

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