Data Protection and Security: Strengthening Defences and Redefining Collaboration for a Resilient Future

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AI's Empowerment of Hackers

In today’s digital landscape, it’s crucial to acknowledge that AI and ML, like any other software, are not immune to hacking. The rise of AI has inadvertently empowered hackers with unprecedented capabilities to penetrate secure environments. Malicious actors can now carry out assaults with greater sophistication and efficiency by utilising AI. Automating hostile behaviour, broadening the scope of vulnerable exploits, and getting beyond traditional security controls are all examples of this. As a result, this worrying trend not only makes cyberthreats more frequent and severe, but it also creates brand-new attack routes that were previously unimaginable.

Furthermore, AI itself poses a risk to data integrity. As AI algorithms process and generate vast amounts of data, there is an inherent challenge in ensuring the accuracy, privacy, and security of this data. Traditional security measures may be overwhelmed by the speed with which AI systems generate data, making it more difficult to identify and stop unauthorised access, data breaches, or manipulations.  Early anomaly detection is emerging as a crucial capacity to recognise dangers, act quickly, and reduce data loss. Businesses may actively monitor and analyse enormous amounts of data in real-time by utilising AI and ML algorithms, enabling the prompt detection of suspicious behaviours or aberrant trends. This proactive approach enables swift mitigation measures to be implemented, significantly reducing the potential impact of cyberattacks and safeguarding sensitive data from unauthorised access or manipulation.

Data Breach Risks and the Urgency of Proactive Protection

With limited resources and threats emerging from various fronts, the pursuit of data has become the prime motive for cyber threats. Ranging from zero-day vulnerabilities to easily accessible ransomware-as-a-service kits available at unbelievably low costs, businesses are confronted with multifaceted risks. The repercussions of data breaches, such as offline backups being compromised or sensitive information being leaked on the dark web, pose significant threats to the reputation and operations of businesses..

Empowering security teams to unveil previously concealed threats and granting IT teams the capability to respond swiftly are key components of this proactive approach. In this context, closer collaboration between IT and security becomes essential. Particularly in an era marked by downsizing, reduced team sizes, and limited expertise, integrating the functions of security and IT becomes paramount.

Therefore, recognising the ongoing breaches by malicious actors and the limitations of security tools, the focus on proactive data protection and recovery gains significance. This approach aims to mitigate the fallout from potential breaches and foster a stronger partnership between IT and security teams to effectively address the challenges posed by an evolving threat landscape.

Building resilience

Commvault, an enterprise data protection leader for today’s global businesses and the first data protection vendor to introduce cyber deception, sets itself apart through its game changing ThreatWise capability. Rather than waiting for an attack to be detected, ThreatWise provides alerts as bad actors navigate within your network, identifying suspicious activities before substantial damage occurs. This unique approach equips organisations with effective measures both before and after an attack. Before an attack, ThreatWise, Risk Analysis, and Security IQ empower proactive defence. After an attack, Auto Recovery, Threat Scan, and Backup & Recovery facilitate swift recovery and restoration.

 

Commvault’s operational intelligence layer provides a solution by uncovering anomalies, freeing administrators to focus on critical issues. However, the responsibility does not rest solely lie with on the technology. It is imperative for Information Technology (IT) and security leaders to actively participate in AI policy discussions, taking into account how regulations impact professionals in these domains. Technology leaders must also take the lead in guiding the next generation of workers in effectively utilising emerging technologies. By doing so, they can foster a workforce that is adept at leveraging these advancements while ensuring compliance and ethical practices.

 

In the face of evolving threats and a dynamic digital landscape, organisations need a comprehensive approach to data protection and security. Commvault emerges as a trusted partner, offering advanced solutions, promoting collaboration between IT and security, and delivering unique capabilities like ThreatWise. By embracing these strategies and technologies, businesses can fortify their defenses, mitigate risks, and safeguard their most valuable asset—data.

About Commvault

Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT) is a global leader in cloud data protection. Our Intelligent Data Services protect customers’ data in a difficult world. We provide a simple and unified Data Protection Platform that spans all your data – regardless of whether your workloads live on-premises, in the cloud, or spread across a hybrid environment. Commvault solutions are available through any combination of software subscriptions, integrated appliances, partner-managed offerings, or Software as a Service via our Commvault-built Metallic portfolio. In addition, integrations are available for O365, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and other leading business applications. For over 25 years, more than 100,000 organizations have relied on Commvault to keep their data secure and ready to drive business growth. Visit www.Commvault.com or follow us @Commvault.

By Kate Mollett, Senior Director at Commvault Africa

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