Boost Your Security Posture and Prepare for Tomorrow’s Cyberthreats Today

Mike Taylor, Content Marketing Manager

If you’ve read the headlines, odds are you’ve seen one of the many reports on how another major company has fallen victim to a data breach. IT and security teams have taken notice, and are operating a new “assume-breach” mentality emphasizing cyber resilience rather than threat prevention. As such, they’re increasing investment in detection and response capabilities as traditional methods are no longer effective. Unfortunately, the ability to simply recover backup data is not enough when an attack occurs. The crux of the issue for security and IT is a lack of integration between the backup environment and security operations that can enable response workflow and tooling. This slows both response and data recovery times resulting in greater downtime and lost revenue. 

Improving security posture is no small feat

Historically, integration between backup platforms and SIEM tools has been difficult due to costs, timelines, and ownership. While APIs have existed for years, integrations require consistent effort and attention. Despite efforts to share data, many organizations still lack a single comprehensive view of the security of their backup environment — one that provides insights into security controls, configurations, and abnormal changes

There is a need for integrated, out-of-the-box capabilities for IT and security teams to easily understand their data security posture, observe backup changes without analyst time or new integrations, and drill into the dashboards and alerts unique to their deployments. By simplifying both access and the use of posture and observability data, IT and SecOps teams can enable better preparedness, faster incident investigation and response, and better root cause analysis.

But how…

Druva: Improving your security posture, enhancing data observability, AND making it a quick and easy process

Your backup data mirrors your primary data and is a rich source for improving your security posture and preparing for a potential attack. Druva continuously monitors your backup data and environment, providing automated alerts and enabling your team to respond to potential threats, as well as extends data to SIEM platforms for further insights with pre-packaged integrations.

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  • Easily monitor the security posture of your backup environment and detect problems before they cause damage. 
  • Automate detection of security events and data anomalies within your backup environment such as restore requests from an unusual location, data encryption, unusual data deletion patterns, and more.
  • Prevent accidental or malicious deletion of business-critical backup data despite compromised credentials.
  • Enhance SecOps time-to-value with out-of-the-box, prepackaged SIEM integrations. 

Key features

  • Security events dashboard and alerting — Get relevant situational awareness about backup activity. A security event dashboard makes it easy to see unusual activity or drill into details about who has accessed your backup environment and data – administrators, users, and APIs, whether access occurred from an usual location, what occurred (e.g., backups or restores), and investigate alerts for unusual data activity (UDA). 
  • Unusual data activity (UDA) — Identify and respond to threats with AI/ML-based anomaly detection that understands your data and sends automated alerts for unusual data activity (UDA). Currently, available for endpointfile and NAS backup data
  • Rollback Actions — With traditional disk and cloud storage systems, once an administrator deletes your backup data, it is gone. Only Druva allows you to roll back the deletion of backup data, using self-serve capabilities. Druva Rollback Actions can restore deleted backup data from a secure cache for up to 7 days — accessible only to you.
  • Pre-packaged security integrations and APIs — Extend security event alerts and data into SIEM tools with pre-packed integrations (Trellix Helix, FireEye, and Splunk) or with Druva APIs. Some examples include: 
    • Monitor compliance to geo-based data access and restore policies and API requests from new locations 
    • Track user access patterns to backup data and unauthorized login attempts
    • Create alerts from pre-built rules to trigger pre-configured playbooks
  • Security command center dashboard — Receive a real-time security posture risk assessment and in-depth insights into the status and health of your backup environment (e.g., administrators not using multi-factor authentication). Take corrective actions to protect your backup environment and associated data.

Next steps

Read the white paper and discover Druva’s best practices for protecting your data, preparing for a breach, and recovering with ease.

Watch the demo below to see Druva’s cyberattack readiness platform in action!