Andrew Mundell, Enterprise Sales Engineer at Sophos, used the WannaCrypt ransomware attack to discuss advances in data protection.
"We’ve got to get over passwords. ... That’s not [a] good practice. We have to figure out what are those things that we should not do anymore and replace that with things that actually impact the risk of the organization."
"When we look at data protection and visibility, I’m just going to build this out for you. Protect, govern and serve. What does that mean? Not only do we want to protect the data and be able to recover the data, let’s take the next step in mobile devices, which also includes laptops."
"I have no ability if somebody brought their own device unless I enforced some kind of set of controls to wipe that data off or even know what’s been released ... The last thing anybody wants is to have unknown volumes of it out there for the taking by the bad guys in the community."
"The explosion of data, the predictability of data [and] the mobility of our workforce is fundamentally changed ... When was the last time you actually were at a desktop PC? That fundamentally is not going to happen anymore."
"There’s no such thing as the cloud; it’s a thousand clouds around the world – we don’t know what region the data’s in, we don’t know if that’s a corporate sanctioned service."
Jaspreet Singh, co-founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Druva discussed data protection and how to simplify the increasing amount of data being generated.