OffsiteDataSync has a strong relationship with Veeam. We were one of the first to join the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program and achieve Platinum status. We are the largest VCSP with Veeam Accredited Service Partner designation. We’ve been named VCSP Partner of the Year repeatedly. And just months ago, we were a winner in their Innovation Awards at VeeamON 2020. 

Our relationship is built upon a mutual respect for each other’s knowledge. In fact, we seek out engineers with expertise around Veeam to provide our clients with the highest levels of data protection services.

If you weren’t able to join “3-2-1 Backup – Critical to (Cyber) Security Strategy,” no worries. The following is some of what you missed and why we’re making this important webinar available on demand. 

Backing up to stay out front

Backing up data is a key part of any security strategy, especially when it comes to cyberattacks. Brad’s real-world experience enabled him to show attendees how to modernize their data protection strategy and diminish vulnerabilities with the use of Veeam cloud-based services.

As he discussed, the 3-2-1 backup rule is the standard for keeping data safe in almost any failure or disaster scenario – and for keeping companies ahead of competitors with greater uptime. In a nutshell, the rule says to always keep at least three copies of your data using at least two different forms of media (tape, disk, cloud, etc.), and one copy should be stored offsite. 

It’s a best practice that has implications that go beyond just data protection – it can affect cybersecurity. There are four signs that show defenses might be in jeopardy of failing, including a lack of preparation for zero day, multi vector and polymorphic attacks, cybersecurity workplace culture and the threat of third party risks (did you know 56% of organizations are breached by vendors?). The fourth sign deals with insufficient incident response plans, including failing to follow the 3-2-1 rule for backup and testing.

Unfortunately, there’s no 100% foolproof way to prevent intruders from getting into a company’s environment. Cyber criminals are always working on new methods to get around security technology and it’s often just a matter of time before they figure it out. A better approach is to assume bad actors will gain access and to develop a plan that best mitigates risk, and equally important, will get data back up and available to users as soon as possible.

Sneak peek 

While we haven’t officially taken the wraps off AutoRecover – our soon-to-be-unveiled offering that won a 2020 Veeam Innovation Award – Brad provided a sneak peek. Already, the service has generated a good deal of chatter due to its ability to restore backups directly to a vCloud director environment for disaster recovery, testing, validation and compliance initiatives.

In particular, Brad outlined five ways AutoRecover boosts cybersecurity, including:

Take it away!

Webinar attendees walked away with a number of key takeaways, just a few being:

Don’t worry, though, if you missed the live webinar – it’s still available on-demand. Here’s where you can find the Veeam Vanguard Webinar Series and Brad’s presentation, “3-2-1 Backup – Critical to (Cyber) Security Strategy!”