Data Protection Strategies Continue to Propel Us Forward

By Reza Morakabati

Cybersecurity Awareness Month has come and gone, but topics like data management, data protection, ransomware, and how to recover from threats are something we are constantly talking about every day with our customers and partners.

In fact, I recently had the honor of joining two other IT Executives at our Connections21 event panel discussion, Shifting Strategies of Data Protection in the Multi-Cloud Era.

The ever-increasing threats of ransomware have changed how we talk about data management practices. Companies now must be rapid and nimble – we all must constantly be thinking about data protection strategies, including managing your data risk profile and always being prepared for the worst-case scenario. Here are two key ideas to keep in mind when thinking about your data protection efforts:

  1. Think about the worst-case scenario and what regrets you would have if that scenario occurred – things you could have done differently or should have done but never got the time or budget to do. Now make sure those regrets are your top priority to solve for…so you will never have any regrets!  
  2. Build a data analytics team that delivers value as a shared service and is trusted by others throughout your organization to help manage data processes. By creating a team dedicated to reducing data sprawl, you help minimize the risk of data loss.

As our CEO Sanjay Mirchandani has said, “We know that never has data been more valuable nor more vulnerable.”

And off the heels of Connections21 and Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s something we’re talking about just as much internally, with our employees, as we are externally. OurVaulters are our first line of defense – and this means that educating our employees is our main priority when it comes to protecting our data. That’s why we recently launched a new internal cybersecurity awareness program. Paired with our annual, mandatory IT security awareness training, we are committed to making sure our Vaulters know how to identify, mitigate, and respond to security risks that could potentially jeopardize Commvault, our data, and impact our stakeholders. Working together, we continue to get cybersmart so we can keep Commvault cybersafe.

Data protection strategies will always be a key topic of conversation – both inside and outside our Commvault walls. We continue to do everything to identify, mitigate, and respond to security risks that could potentially jeopardize Commvault, our data, and impact our stakeholders. Because what we are delivering on for our customers, we must hold ourselves accountable to do for ourselves as well.

To learn more about how Commvault can help you protect against and recover from ransomware, click here.