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Object storage helps with ransomware protection
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of May 2017, Vol. 16, No. 3
As businesses become more data dependent, digital information assets have become inherently more valuable. And for all the good that data enables, this increased value has brought out some unsavory behavior, with the recent string of high-profile security breaches just the tip of the iceberg. As a response, executives are shifting their focus and more of their IT budgets to cybersecurity. In Enterprise Strategy Group's 2017 study of IT spending intentions, for example, respondents identified cybersecurity as the most common initiative to drive technology spending over the next 12 months. To put this in perceptive, cost reduction projects came in second. In other words, in an age of rising cybercrime, data security comes first; everything else, including "reducing the IT budget," follows. Often the focus of IT security centers on network or endpoint protection, infrastructure technologies such as enterprise storage offer features that can help round out the data security story, but often that conversation begins and ends with ...
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