Cyber Recovery: the strategy to defend against cyber attacks

The now well-known dependence of companies on technology makes them the perfect target for cybercriminals, who, well aware of the heavy repercussions caused by a total shutdown, systematically threaten and attack their mission-critical operations. As usual, the learning curve of these cybercriminals keeps pace with the defensive actions taken by companies, learning as they go around them. The importance, therefore, of implementing a modern cyber resilience strategy is critical to maintaining the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of data and avoiding being in the grip of cybercriminals. The importance of implementing a modern cyber resilience strategy is therefore critical to maintaining data confidentiality, availability, and integrity, thus avoiding getting caught in the grip of cybercriminals. The number could be higher, however, if we consider that these figures refer only to reports acknowledged promptly by users and not those that created actual damage. With the data in hand, it becomes clear that there is a need to have defensive measures in place on board that, in the event of an attack, give the ability to quickly recover critical data and systems in order to resume normal business operations.

Cyber Recovery: what is it and how does it work?

It is important to make a distinction between Cyber Recovery and Disaster Recovery: both protect data, but in different ways and from different threats.

If Disaster Recovery involves measures to restore access and functionality of the IT infrastructure following natural events or human error, the Cyber Recovery solution aims to make data more resilient, enabling fast recovery after sophisticated cyber attacks. Indeed, by protecting critical applications and data in an isolated, immutable and intelligent vault, Cyber Recovery is the recovery solution that minimizes downtime and lost revenue by providing a resilient data backup and recovery path.


Thanks to 3 features:

  1. Isolation: data inside in the vault are physically and logically isolated through an “air gap” created with cloud or on-premise solutions.
  2. Immutability: all data must be protected in such a way as to prohibit its deletion or modification until the expiration of the defined period.
  3. Intelligence: data can be analyzed to ensure that at the time it is transferred to the vault it has not been manipulated or corrupted.

Cyber Recovery can be considered the last line of defense to protect companies, not only for protecting data but also allowing their recovery whenever an attack occurs, minimizing downtime and the resulting revenue and image consequences.

Stefano Papaleo

Stefano Papaleo

CTO - PM & Solution Architect - Team Leader

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