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Data Breach Today – Is Cyberstorage the New Paradigm for Data Security?

  • Date: May 06, 2024
  • Read time: 2 minutes

Produced by Rahul Neel Mani and originally published on Data Breach Today, May 06, 2024

Alex Hesterberg of Superna on Building Data Resiliency in Today’s Digital Landscape

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the threats facing data storage have reached unprecedented levels. Unstructured data, which constitutes 90% of digital data today, has emerged as a prime vector for cyberattacks, said Alex Hesterberg, CEO, Superna.

An emerging approach to data resiliency, Hesterberg said, is cyberstorage – a term coined by Gartner – which applies advanced security measures directly to the production data layer rather than relying solely on network-based defenses.

Superna is applying the tenets of infrastructure security, artificial intelligence and automation to the production data layer. In doing so, production storage becomes cyberstorage and is, essentially, able to defend itself. “Where if everything else were traversed, even by an internal bad actor who has access to everything already, you have some kind of a fortification that allows your production data to remain intact. And with that, it becomes part of this real ecosystem of security capability that complements backup and complements snapshots. It complements intrusion, detection and firewall,” Hesterberg said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Hesterberg also discussed:

  • How companies can turn their mission-critical production storage into cyberstorage;
  • How Superna is addressing the security of unstructured data across multiple vendors, including on-premises and in hybrid cloud environments;
  • Superna’s approach to bridging the operational gap between data teams and security teams today.

Hesterberg has more than 25 years of experience spanning infrastructure technology, data protection, public cloud and cybersecurity. He has served in various leadership roles at Symantec, Riverbed, Delphix and Pure Storage.