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If a cyber breach is inevitable, how are you going to recover from it? We talk to industry expert Brian Spanswick about all things disaster recovery, business continuity and backing up.

19 August 2022 . 00:22:51

Show Notes for Series 03 Episode 07

You can spend millions of dollars on every cybersecurity feature under the sun and commit similar sums to create SOCs and ranks of qualified experts. But sooner or later, your organization will suffer a cyber breach.

With that in mind, what’s the policy for recovery, rollback, and business continuity? What’s your recovery time and recovery objectives? And what are you backing up where, and why?

Thinking about a recovery strategy early will involve an examination of the data your organization holds and what you might prioritize over other information. That process should inform you what you want to snapshot every ten seconds and what can go straight into cold archive.

In this episode of the Tech Means Business podcast, we talk to industry stalwart Brian Spanswick of Cohesity about how putting the business’s continuity needs at the front of the pile of arguments as to what gets backed up, where, when, and how. If your company is going to cease trading if it loses information stored in X, then making X recoverable in an instant has to be your focus. The pictures of the Head Office party can probably wait…

Brian’s experience helps us shed light on why we should be running rsync, arguing air gaps, and studying snapshots. (This podcast contains no further alliterations.)

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