040 – Ransomware and the Cloud: A Deadly Combination

Time was, the chief disasters that worried IT were natural disasters – things like fires, floods, earthquakes and tornados. In other words, you had to worry about your on-premises data center going down. But that’s changing, as more pieces of your data center move offsite. With Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) becoming more common, the ways you protect your data have to evolve.

That’s especially true when it comes to the biggest IaaS provider of all, Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS public cloud and disaster recovery is the topic of this “10 on Tech” podcast, featuring Cloud Daddy CEO Joe Merces. He chats with ActualTech Media Partner James Green about the new ways you’re vulnerable in the cloud era, and how to keep yourself safe from these new threats.

Highlights of the show include:

  • The changing disaster recovery landscape
  • How ransomware has forced new thinking about data protection
  • Real-world examples of the frightening impact of ransomware
  • What “security hygiene” is and why it’s crucial
  • Why security in the public cloud is different

Resource links from the show:

Cloud Daddy — https://www.clouddaddy.com/

Atlanta’s ransomware attack may cost the city $17 Million — https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/cybersecurity/atlanta-s-ransomware-attack-may-cost-the-city-17m.html

The rise of targeted ransomware — https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/09/11/the-rise-of-targeted-ransomware/

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