Microsharding can help in protecting cloud data from ransomware attacks


Companies are nowadays showing more interest in moving their data and application assets onto Cloud. But are still concerned about how well the CSP will protect their data against hacks and data breaches, although it allows users to encrypt it to the core.

Here’s what Microsharding Technology comes to their rescue. Speaking specifically, the technology isn’t new as businesses involved in the business of data storage have been using it since 2017 to mitigate performance issues.

In simple words, the tech is nothing but splitting the stored data into small pieces and storing it at different places in an on-premise appliance or cloud. And as the information pieces are very small, no single piece of data can lead the hackers to sensitive information.

The same tech is being employed by Amazon, Microsoft, or Google, making it difficult for the threat actors to access it or spread the file encrypting malware to lock down files.

For instance, if a cyber crook gets access to the cloud storage platform and accesses info, since the info remains captivated in a 3-4 bytes file, it gets extremely difficult for them to access it. And as the pieces are spread across multiple locations, sometimes geographically separated, it gets next to impossible for the hackers to put all files together and recover information, as the microshard engine, host map file and pointers do not remain in sync. So, no question of positioning the data as sensitive and worrying about regulatory and auditing perspectives.

Using an automated software makes it easy to balance I/O risks emerging from microsharding and thus security can be achieved with no loss of performance.

Isn’t it a great idea to protect cloud platforms from ransomware attacks?

That said, cyber criminals are always on prowl for solutions to complex issues and pretty soon they might find a way to break the all new Microsharding technology of protecting data against ransomware attacks.


Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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