Fans of TV series Mr. Robot may have have seen the Season 2 premiere which centered on a ransomware attack initiated by hacker group fsociety. The target was Evil Corp, whose logo resembles that of the old “Enron” logo (which may have been the creator's intent), and the company found itself caught in a crippling hack.
IT pros don’t get to be in the limelight often. They usually just stay in the wings doing their job, be it troubleshooting some network issue, analyzing logs, managing storage systems, fixing a software bug, and more. You get the picture – the IT professional is hard at work in the background to keep things running smoothly. Well, that is, until he gets dragged out of his hideaway when IT catastrophes strike in the corporate world.
I get to talk to customers quite often and when the conversation turns towards storage performance, and we talk about 120K IOPS and sub-millisecond latency in OLTP workloads coming off a 2U array that holds more than a hundred terabytes, I typically get asked "how comes it's that fast?", or "what is the impact on performance of dedupe, compression, data protection?".
Let’s face it; even though IT professionals are superheroes in their respective organizations, they can struggle too.
But then again, if things were that easy, it wouldn’t take an IT Superhero to handle the job, right? That said, we’ve listened to the feedback you have provided here and compiled a list of the top seven most common struggles that professionals in the IT world face.
Among the many threats that are surfacing in the IT world, ransomware is one of the biggest and deadliest. Every day, about 4000 companies are under threat of attack – an increase of 300% compared to 2015’s figures. Moreover, more than $200 million has been paid to ransomware hackers in the first quarter of 2016 alone. In other words, the IT Superheroes are facing a rapidly-growing threat that doesn’t seem to be slowing down!
The IT universe is ever-changing: Ecosystems become more complex and new issues arise every day. IT evils are hacking and hatching new ideas, plotting your demise as a defender of the IT infrastructure. But there’s no need to worry: We have made a complete list of the latest IT superpowers available to fight the villains roaming the cyberworld!
Cyber attacks happen. How can you recover quickly?
If you are in IT management, everywhere you turn, you see warnings of malicious forces working diligently with the one aim of compromising your security and eating your data for lunch.
It’s not a question of if anymore but rather of when. Many times the cyber security tools will not prevent the break-in, but only alert you of the compromise.