In Step 3 of "4.5 Steps to a VMware Exit in 45 Days," Yan Ness, CEO of Verge.IO discusses critical security considerations for a successful exit plan. He emphasizes four key aspects that enhance security, especially against ransomware attacks:
Data Protection: It's crucial to have a data protection strategy that allows you to quickly restore your data to any point in time. Relying solely on preventing compromises is unrealistic, so having a resilient plan is essential.
Clones vs. Snapshots: Clones are superior to snapshots for data recovery because they provide a full, independent copy of the entire system, enabling quick restoration to any point in time. Snapshots may lead to data loss if a snapshot becomes corrupt.
Shrinking Attack Surface: To defend against ransomware, minimize the attack surface by encapsulating your environment with as little code as possible. Reducing potential entry points makes it more challenging for attackers to gain access.
Inline Deduplication: Utilizing inline deduplication helps identify anomalies quickly. Any significant increase in unique data being written indicates potential encryption by ransomware. This allows for timely detection and recovery from attacks.