Data Protection Revolution: Automation’s Edge on Storage and Backup Security

December 14, 2023
1 min read

Key Points:

  • The rise of automation in data protection is changing storage and backup security.
  • A product called StorageGuard, by Continuity Inc., automates vulnerability assessment for storage and backup, enhancing security poster management and enabling businesses to be cyber resilient.
  • Generative AI is a double-edged sword in cybersecurity, being used by both bad actors to enhance attacks and security companies to be creative at an infinite scale.

With increasing threats such as ransomware, necessitating robust backup and recovery systems, automation in data protection is becoming vital for enhancing storage and backup security. A significant player in this transformation is Continuity Inc., with its product StorageGuard, which automates vulnerability assessment and ensures secure configuration across all elements that participate in storage and backup.

Gil Hecht, the founder and CEO of Continuity, highlighted that StorageGuard enables businesses to be more prepared and to recover quickly in the event of a cybersecurity attack. Moreover, the product leverages economies of scale so that businesses can secure their storage and backup systems cost-effectively.

Hecht further mentioned the controversial role of generative AI in cybersecurity. On one hand, it can enhance human capacity, creating opportunities for improved security. On the other hand, it can be used by nefarious actors to advance their attacks. He said, “Generative AI and large language models are an amazing revolution. We all integrate it into our products, but specifically in the security world, it’s an unbelievable huge threat.” As such, innovative security solutions like StorageGuard become ever more crucial.

Notably, StorageGuard has three key capabilities. Firstly, it automatically detects Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in storage and backup and provides remediation advice. Secondly, it detects security misconfigurations and deviations from best-practice security standards. Lastly, it offers all the compliance capabilities required by an enterprise to demonstrate to auditors that they are protected.

Hecht’s insights regarding the evolving role of automation in data protection and the potential risks and benefits of generative AI were part of a discussion at the Cyber Resiliency Summit.

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