Reduce Data Attack Surfaces by Minimizing Dark Data Secured by Immutable Object Storage
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Starts: June 5, 2024 12:00 pm
Ends: 1:00 pm
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Reduce Data Attack Surfaces by Minimizing Dark Data Secured by Immutable Object Storage


In today’s digital landscape, securing data against cyber threats is more critical than ever. One of the most effective strategies to bolster your cybersecurity posture is by reducing data attack surfaces. This session will delve into innovative approaches to achieving this goal.

Participants will gain insights into the nature of dark data—unutilized, unstructured data that poses significant security risks if left unmanaged. The session will explore strategies to identify, minimize, and eliminate dark data, thereby reducing the potential attack vectors available to cybercriminals. Unmanaged dark data can infiltrate backups and snapshot images, causing significant delays in restoration and recovery efforts during an event, ultimately slowing down the return to production.

We’ll explore ways to utilize NAS to object filers to remove data from desktops, block, and file systems, and move it to immutable object storage as a robust security measure. Immutable storage ensures that once data is written, it cannot be altered or deleted, providing a dependable safeguard against data tampering and ransomware attacks.

Additionally, we’ll discuss the importance of providing advanced search capabilities for users who need access to secured data.

Key takeaways from this session include:

  • Understanding the risks associated with dark data and its impact on your security landscape.
  • Practical techniques for identifying and minimizing dark data within your organization.
  • The role of immutable object storage in enhancing data security and integrity.
  • Ways to Provide advanced cross-platform search capabilities for controlled data.

Join us for this informative session to learn how to protect your organization’s data assets effectively and prepare for a more secure digital future.


David M. Press

Americas Platform and Solutions Specialist

David Press is an Americas platform and solutions specialist. David has over 30 years’ experience as a technologist and joined Hitachi Vantara in 2018 as a solutions consultant. His initial focus was designing and supporting object storage based solutions for global financial institutions. David has help managed the development and delivery of custom applications that compliment Hitachi’s object storage solutions. In the past David has worked for businesses such as Raytheon, EMC and Riverbed and has held roles such as Global Sales Enablement for Emerging Technologies, Global Channel Enablement Consultant, Technical SC Manger, Production Control Manager and Senior Technical Marketing Engineer. He helped develop and deliver a channel business relevance training programs for solution selling that was rolled out globally. A native of Massachusetts David now resides in Wake Forest North Carolina with wife Elizabeth and two school aged girls with one adult son who lives in MA. You may find David, playing guitar, riding an EuC or OneWheel or sometimes playing hockey or tennis in his spare time