Hackers!...sigh, don’t we all wish they would use their knowledge for good. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Cyber-security and ransom-ware attacks are on the rise and seem to be in the news cycle on a daily basis. These attacks are not limited to just big business. In the last 12 months alone, more that 50% of small businesses in the US have been hacked. Hackers wanting to make a quick buck are turning their attention to small and medium size companies. Customer data, credit card information, financial documents, patient profiles, etc…any information is fair game to a hacker.
While threat detection and prevention play a key role in counteracting these attacks, you cannot rely on these tactics alone to spoil a competent hacker. Encrypting your data is the last line of defense against cyber criminals. In the event your network is hacked, at least your encrypted data will be useless to the perpetrators.
NetApp has just released a class on the new SnapLock and encryption technologies that are integrated in their ONTAP 9 data management storage software. The ONTAP Compliance Solution Administration (OCSA) course teaches you how to use the features to lock down your data and strengthen your current network security solution.
This is a great course for data center and security professionals using NetApp storage. While you may not be able to prevent a cyber-attack, you can use the tools you already have to keep your data from prying eyes.