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In today’s episode, Andy has a special guest from our product development team at Hornetsecurity – Jean Paul (JP) Callus. The episode goes into an insightful discussion on how threats have morphed over the years. Andy and Jean Paul recount the days when backup primarily served as a safety net against accidental data loss and hardware failures. Fast forward to today, and backups have become a key weapon in the fight against ransomware and other sophisticated attacks. 

Tune in to discover the power of modern backups in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity and how organizations can establish seamless data protection measures, ensuring minimal data loss and downtime in the face of cyber threats. 


(2:16) – Ransomware continues to drive backup and recovery decisions.

(10:10) – How has the industry traditionally mitigated ransomware and how are things done now? 

(14:13) – Revisiting the 3-2-1 backup strategy and adding an extra “1” 

(16:10) – Cloud backups and WORM (Write Once Read Many) states. 

(19:10) – What other backup technologies play a role in security? 

(23:43) – Deduplication, Immutability, and Backup 

Episode resources:

Podcast EP01: We Used ChatGPT to Create Ransomware

Podcast EP05: What is Immutability and Why Do Ransomware Gangs Hate it?

Hornetsecurity Ransomware Attack Survey

VM Backup V9

The Backup Bible 

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Find Jean Paul on LinkedIn

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