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Continuity - Storage Security: Addressing a Problem that has Never Been Solved Before

Doron Pinhas, CTO, ContinuityDoron Pinhas, CTO
With all the news around data storage hacks, ransomware attacks, and growing concern that immutable storage can be compromised, it is not surprising that cyber-protected storage is getting much more attention, especially in the banking & financial sector.

While the other important pillars of IT—compute and networking—have around 2 to 3 decades of security solutions created, storage has been left behind and also happens to be the least understood.

Most CISOs are under the assumption that central storage and backup systems are far too obscure to pose a meaningful attack surface. This assumption has now been proven wrong by cybercriminals and insider threats.

With the damage to one storage array being equivalent to hitting one thousand servers, protecting storage is now considered one of the most important layers of defense against ransomware.

With the damage to one storage array being equivalent to hitting one thousand servers,its not surprising that CISOs are now starting to take charge of securing their storage systems.

And when one considers the role of storage in data recovery (e.g., snapshots, replicas, and immutable copies); protecting storage & backup is now considered one of the most important layers of defense against ransomware.

As such, it is time for more CISOs to acknowledge the risks, and properly secure these critical infrastructure layers, in orderto thwart any attacks on their most valuable data.

As the pioneers in the field, Continuity is moving the needle in the storage security space by launching the industry’sfirst vulnerability management solution for storage & backup systems. This gives enterprises the peace of mind that their storage & backup systems can withstand ransomware and other attacks targeting their data..

“Our mission is to increase awareness and industry knowledge around the importance of storage & backup security, and to provide practical recommendations on hardening storage and backup system configurations. We strive to share the values, recommendations and guidelines entailing storage & backup security,” mentions Doron Pinhas, CTO of Continuity.

The company began its journey by helping enterprises manage the maximum availability of mission-critical data centers.

We are the pioneers in the field of storage security and our mission is to increase awareness and industry knowledge

They have 16 years of expertise in proactively preventing outages and data-loss incidents on critical IT infrastructure. The company’s proven technology and methodology encompass cyber-resilience, protecting mission-critical data residing in vulnerable storage systems against cyber-attacks, preventing data loss, and ensuring data recovery.

Continuity’s Resilience Assurance platform can automatically connect to enterprise IT environments and map the storage infrastructure exceptionally quickly. The platform automatically generates an inventory of storage systems, understands the configuration and relevant changes of stored security immediately, and gets continual gap analysis against the industry’s best practices and regulatory frameworks.



Complementing the clients’ existing data-protection solutions, Continuity’s StorageGuard is an enterprise-grade offering capable of securing data storage systems in any IT environment. StorageGuard proactively scans and identifies vulnerabilities and storage misconfigurations. It then automatically prioritizes the most urgent vulnerabilities, where organizations are most at risk.
Imparting an added layer of security, the solution prevents attackers from penetrating storage and backup systems and reaching the mass of data stored there.

Furthermore, the offering validates compliance to industry regulations and guidance around storage security, such as NIST, PCI DSS, and other regulatory bodies.

In the first of its kind, Continuity published a new report that provides an analysis of the vulnerabilities and misconfigurations of enterprise storage systems.

Key findings

Owing to the value proposition of their offerings and the commitment to bridge the knowledge gaps around storage security, Continuity caters to a legion of clients, including Fortune 500 entities across various industries. With the help of its dedicated team of subject matter experts and R&D, the company will continue to leverage its expertise and help the community by bridging the knowledge gap in the storage security domain.
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Company
Continuity

Headquarters
New York, NY

Management
Doron Pinhas, CTO and Doron Youngerwood, VP Marketing

Description
With the rising threat of ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks, Continuity provides the ONLY storage security solution that helps enterprises protect their most valuable data - both on-premises and in the cloud. Complementing the clients’ existing data-protection solutions, Continuity’s StorageGuard is an enterprise-grade offering capable of securing data storage systems in any IT environment. StorageGuard proactively scans and identifies vulnerabilities and storage misconfigurations. It then automatically prioritizes the most urgent vulnerabilities, where organizations are most at risk