Data is an integral part of any organization and hence it is important to respond to and recover it from any crisis. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for data security and cyber resiliency is evident. Cyber resiliency is the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyber-attacks and data breaches while continuing to operate effectively.
Ransomware attacks, cyber-attacks, lack of data redundancy, data corruption, or infrastructure failure due to insider threats or human error are a few examples of environmental factors that may lead to data loss and possible damage to the company’s reputation and financial stability.
The four key elements–as per the NIST framework–of a successful data security and cyber resilience strategy are:
Manage and protect: This involves developing the ability to identify, assess, and manage cyber risks associated with network and information systems, including those across an enterprise’s third-party and fourth-party vendors.
Identify and detect: This involves the use of continuous security monitoring and attack surface management to detect anomalies and potential data breaches and data leaks before any significant damage occurs.
Respond and recover: This involves implementing adequate incident response planning to ensure business continuity even in the event of a cyberattack.
Govern and assure: The final element is to ensure that the enterprise's cyber resilience program is overseen from the top of the organization and becomes part of business as usual.
Rubrik Zero Trust Data Security™
According to Gartner, it is estimated that more than 90% of ransomware attacks are preventable. Invoking strong password policies, multi-factor authentication, immutable data backup technologies, zero trust architecture, and building quick detection and proactive prevention mechanisms can help in addressing the problem.
TCS and Rubrik enable our customers to address these critical factors and ensure business data is protected and can be recovered immediately at the time of a ransomware attack.
Rubrik Zero Trust Data Security is built based on the following features:
Immutable over just air gap solution: An air gap alone is not sufficient as immutability is also required on the storage layer, meaning that once a backup is taken, it cannot be edited, encrypted, or modified.
Retention Lock with Monotonic Lock feature: In addition to filesystem immutability, backup data can be protected with retention lock policies within Rubrik.
Zero Trust architecture: A highly secure and designated protocol with mutual certificate-based authentication that prevents the execution of any 3rd party application provides a robust cyber-resilient platform.
Highly Secured Authentication: The solution provides multifactor authentication and secure AD-based login with a Role-based access control mechanism.
Encryption: End-to-end encryption with a secure key management process.
Ransomware investigation: With the capability of identifying, detecting, and responding to a cyber-attack by leveraging state-of-the-art machine learning technologies.
Govern and Assure: Rubrik Data Classification is a new SaaS application that applies machine learning to discover, classify, and report on sensitive data without any impact on production.
Instant Recovery: The instant recovery and live mount feature enable the business to be restored to the newest and cleanest version.
Why adopt the TCS-Rubrik Cyber resiliency solution?
TCS Cognix™ is an AI-driven human-machine collaboration suite powered by TCS' Machine First Delivery Model (MFDM™) that accelerates digital transformation with a pre-built ecosystem of configurable solutions. TCS Cognix™ A3R (Agile, Adaptable, Autonomous, Resilient) Framework, helps enterprises gain a competitive edge through cognitive operations in the data center and within hybrid infrastructure managed services.
Tata Consultancy Services partners with Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™, to provide automated and modern data management solutions with end-to-end security. TCS experts specializing in Rubrik solutions help companies seamlessly migrate from legacy backup solutions to a modern data management solution designed for the hybrid cloud.
Rubrik’s end-to-end immutability, data observability, and embedded regulatory compliance features enable our customers to prepare for and recover from ransomware and malicious threats that can cause business disruption. Rubrik offers a vendor-agnostic solution that is immutable and secure by design. Enterprises can leverage the TCS-Rubrik partnership to adopt a unified, policy-driven data backup platform that supports instant recovery and automated governance to improve compliance.
Prepare for ransomware now
Hackers aren’t waiting to infiltrate your systems. So why wait to prepare for these attacks so that once you are targeted, you know you can recover and walk away unscathed? At FORWARD, you will have the opportunity to hear from your peers and other industry experts on what steps you need to take to become cyber resilient and, ultimately, become unstoppable. Learn more about building your cyber resilience plan at FORWARD here.