06-12-24 | Blog Post

Secure Your Data with “U” component of the S.E.C.U.R.E.™ Framework

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Lessons from the Latest OTAVA & Veeam Webinar

If you missed our latest webinar with Veeam, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with a recap that’s as breezy as a summer afternoon (but with more tech and fewer popsicles). Grab your coffee, sit back, and dive into the world of data protection and possible ways to strengthen your security stance.

Meet the Panelists (02:51)

Irma introduced the dream team:

  • Chris Barylski from OTAVA, with over seven years of experience and a passion for data protection.
  • Jim Lowry from Veeam has been in the IT industry for 18 years, spending 12 years in the data storage industry, making sure everyone’s data is safer.

The S.E.C.U.R.E.™ Framework – Focusing on “U” (03:36)

The main agenda zoomed in on the “U of OTAVA’s Secure Framework: Undo by isolating and restoring infected data. This is part of a comprehensive strategy designed by Chaz Motter. Here’s a high-level breakdown:

  • S – Shrink the attack surface
  • E – Examine, monitor, and analyze anomalies
  • C – Contain attack vectors
  • U – Undo by isolating and restoring infected data
  • R – Recover to achieve business continuity
  • E – Evaluate and continuously improve your security posture

By focusing on “Undo, businesses can effectively isolate and restore data when breaches occur, ensuring minimal disruption and quick recovery.

Business Impact (05:12)

To hammer home the importance of robust data protection, here are some eye-popping stats:

  • $4.45 million: The global average data breach cost in 2023, a 15% increase over three years.
  • 85%: Companies that experienced at least one ransomware attack in the past year.
  • 53%: Cybersecurity events causing enterprise outages.
  • 93%: Businesses suffering data loss for 10+ days tend to file bankruptcy within a year.

Key Takeaways

Business Continuity Planning (07:50)

Chris emphasized the importance of a solid business continuity plan. President Eisenhower once said, “Plans are useless, but planning is essential.It’s all about knowing your environment and having a strategy for when disaster strikes.

Anomaly Scanning (09:34)

Chris and Jim discussed Veeam’s backup data anomaly scanning. This tool scans backups and checks against historical data for any anomalies. If something looks fishy, you’ll be the first to know.

Immutable Backups (12:15)

Mass deletes by malicious users? No problem. With Veeam’s immutable backup copy, once backups are written, they cannot be modified or deleted. It’s like having a digital Fort Knox.

Veeam One for Visibility (21:43)

Visibility is key. Veeam One provides centralized management and reporting, giving insights into your entire environment.


The webinar provided valuable insights and practical tips for improving your data security strategy. Regardless of industry, the takeaways are clear: proactive planning, leveraging advanced tools, and continuous evaluation are your best bets against data breaches and cyber threats.

Join Our Next Webinar

Mark your calendars for August 8 at 1:00 PM EDT for our next insightful webinar in collaboration with our partners at Zerto. The webinar, titled Mastering Disaster Recovery: Proactive Planning Using the S.E.C.U.R.E.™ Framework. We will focus on the ‘Recover component of our S.E.C.U.R.E.™ framework.

We’ll explore the differences between traditional backups and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), emphasizing the importance of DRaaS for rapid business recovery. You will learn how to ensure operational continuity, select the rightrecovery solutions for your business, and prioritize resilience.

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain expertise in disaster recovery and business continuity with guidance from Zerto & OTAVA. Don’t miss out—reserve your spot today!

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