Busting Ransomware Myths

Risky Assumptions About AWS Backups That Experts Want You To Know

Are you trusting that your default backups in AWS are enough to keep your business running? Do your snapshots in AWS live in the same account as your primary data? You may be at higher risk for ransomware attacks and security breaches than you realize.

Many organizations believe that their AWS data is fully protected through their standard backup settings. Most don’t realize that their in-account snapshots are just as lost as their primary data in the event of a ransomware attack. And according to a Sophos report, 92% of companies that pay the ransom don’t get all their data back.

Join our panel of experts to hear about myths they have encountered about data protection, and which ones are confirmed versus busted.

Panelists

Paul Stringfellow

Paul Stringfellow
GigaOm Analyst

Paul Stringfellow has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry helping organizations of all kinds and sizes to use technology to deliver strong business outcomes. Today that work focuses mainly on helping enterprises understand how to manage their data to ensure it is protected, secure, compliant, and available. He is still very much a “hands-on” practitioner and continues to be involved in a diverse range of data projects.

Tim Rains

Tim Rains
Cybersecurity Leader, AWS

Tim is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, strategist, CISO advisor, and author. He has experience across multiple cybersecurity and business disciplines including vulnerability management, incident response, crisis communications, threat intelligence, cybersecurity architecture and operations, GRC, program management (engineering), product management, PR/AR, marketing communications, business development, and people management.

Sandy Perdiguerra

Sandy Perdiguerra
Regional Manager, West Coast, At-Bay

Sandy is responsible for growing At-Bay’s presence up and down the coast. With 15 years of underwriting and management experience, Sandy has fostered strong broker relationships, specializing in financial lines products. She most recently served as Vice President, Regional Manager at Hiscox, where she oversaw the Technology & Cyber Team and Management Liability for the Northwest region. Prior to that, she spent a decade underwriting and managing both Management Liability and Professional Liability at AIG.

Glenn Mulvaney

Glenn Mulvaney
VP, Cloud Operations and Security, Clumio
Panel Moderator

Glenn is an experienced technology leader with a 20-year history in Silicon Valley start-ups. Prior to joining Clumio, Glenn was Vice President of Operations at Inscape Data, Inc. and Skyhigh Networks, Inc. (acquired by McAfee, Inc., in January 2018) as Vice President of Operations. Glenn is passionate about information security through DevSecOps practices, and enjoys building a security-aware organizational culture. Glenn also serves as an investor and advisor to RSA America LLC.