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Anti-hacking tips?

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ianbutton1
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Anti-hacking tips?

There's a lot of discussion these days about how to prevent hacking & ransomware.  One source recommends air-gapped backups (i.e. offline tapes).  In our case, we have a great DP backup system, all disk-based on our StoreOnce appliances, using Catalyst for deduplication.  But of course it isn't air-gapped . . . !  Everything is online and could in theory be deleted very quickly.  Disk technology doesn't seem to have found a solution to this issue.

What advice can members offer?

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ianbutton1
Super Collector

Re: Anti-hacking tips?

Just some additional thoughts post-Wannacry . . .

Catalyst stores perhaps aren't quite as vulnerable as network shares, but there are still ways for a Windows-platform hacker to remove backups - on the Cell Manager or any machine with the Admin Console, set protection to zero (via Omniback CLI or Data Protector GUI).  Also, I was hopeful about benefits of the HP StoreOnce Catalyst Plug-in for SQL Server - until I realised it was a nice easy way for a hacker in control of the SQL server to delete the backups on the Catalyst stores.

Any thoughts, anybody?

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