Data — whether in databases, documents, or media — is the lifeblood of modern business. It’s no surprise that year after year, IT executives make securing their business-critical information their number one priority.
But as cybercrime continues to evolve, digital threats are increasingly focused on separating businesses from their data assets, whether it’s stealing information to sell on the black market or using ransomware to restrict access to data systems. The statistics are shocking: ransomware attacks are up by 365% from Q2 2018 to Q2 2019. Since even the best ransomware detection and prevention tools aren’t foolproof, what can an organization do when the unthinkable occurs?
On this webinar, sponsored by StorageCraft and presented by ITPro, industry experts Michael Krieger, CEO of MRK Technology Marketing, and Sean Derrington, Sr. Director of Product Management at StorageCraft, will address how businesses can recover instantly from a ransomware attack — without paying a ransom. Attendees will learn:
- How ransomware has evolved
- Why education is critical to avoiding ransomware problems
- The role of identity and access management in securing enterprise data
- How backup, recovery, and business continuity represent the strongest line of defense against ransomware
- What new data protection techniques can be used to thwart a ransomware infection
Presenter: Michael Krieger, CEO, MRK Technology Marketing
Michael is a 40+ year technology and marketing veteran with managerial and executive experience in IT, product management, product marketing, market research and analysis. In 2008 he founded MRK, a San Francisco Bay area marketing consultancy that focuses on technology, legal and biotech products. Before launching MRK, Michael spent over a decade as VP of Ziff Davis Market Experts, providing ideation, creation and delivery of integrated marketing offerings for Ziff’s largest clients. He has held worldwide marketing roles for Hitachi Data Systems, AST and cloud pioneer FutureLink, one of the first ASPs offering virtual desktop services to a global audience of IT and LOB constituents.
Presenter: Sean Derrington Sr Director - Product Management, Marketing
Sean Derrington, Sr. Director - Product Management at StorageCraft, has more than 20 years of storage experience. Prior to StorageCraft, Sean led product management at Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft) and Veritas/Symantec and has held multiple product marketing and management positions covering storage management, cloud, and virtualization solutions. Before Veritas, he was the lead storage analyst at Meta Group. He holds a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University.