November 17, 2022 | 6 min to read

Latest Cyberthreat Trend: Ransomware Actors Now Corrupt Exfiltrated Data

insideBIGDATA dedicated its latest column “Heard on the Street” to cybersecurity, drawing on commentary from various thought leaders in data protection. Here, ObjectFirst’s Director of Technical Marketing, Anthony Cusimano, emphasized how lately, ransomware actors tended to corrupt exfiltrated data and then return it like that to the victim company after the received ransom. Immutable backups are the only way to prevent that.

insideBIGDATA by Anthony Cusimano
November 02, 2022 | 5 min to read

Object Storage: Affordable Data Security Amid “Cloud-flation” Budget Constraints

Rising inflation is growing at its fastest pace in over 40 years, quickly increasing the cost of cloud services and tightening organizations’ IT budgets. More money spent on cloud services means less budget spent elsewhere, thus presenting the dilemma: sacrifice security or your IT budget? The answer is neither, thanks to object storage, says Anthony Cusimano, director of technical marketing at Object First.

Spiceworks by Anthony Cusimano
October 26, 2022 | 4 min to read

Why Object Storage for Backups Can Keep Schools’ Data Safer When Ransomware Comes Calling

As students are returning to classrooms all over the country, hackers are coming back as well. A string of ransomware attacks just recently hit several schools, which makes for a reasonable question of what to do to prevent such danger. In this article by Anthony Cusimano, you can find out how object storage as a primary backup can keep schools’ data safer.

The Journal by Anthony Cusimano
September 28, 2022 | 3 min to read

New Ransomware Variants, Tactics Rattle Financial Industry

David Bennet, CEO at Object First, described ransomware as the modern-day version of “hostage taking” in a bank robbery to facilitate an outcome. “Now you can essentially expand ‘bank robbing’ to a wide market with the click of a mouse,” Bennet said.

SC Media by Karen Hoffman
August 26, 2022 | 2 min to read

Object First Shares Details on Backup Storage Play

Anthony Cusimano, director of technical marketing, reveals the details about Object First’s S3-compatible object storage. The two Veeam founders, Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov announced the in June. Anthony explains that the system delivers more than 1GBps of throughput and uses S3-compatible object storage, with object lock for immutability, and the public cloud for longer-term retention.

Blocks & Files by Chris Mellor
August 10, 2022 | 2 min to read

The Next Evolution of Cyber Defense: Ransomware-proof Object Storage

Object First’s vice president of product marketing, Tony Liau describes how critical it is for organizations to invest in data protection in a world where data is constantly evolving. Data protection used to be a director or vice president-level decision, and with the exponential rise of ransomware, data protection has become a C-level or board-level discussion for every business. While the best-case scenario is stopping a ransomware attack before it hits production environments, that’s not always possible. Therefore, organizations must back up their data.

Security Magazine by Tony Liau
August 02, 2022 | 1 min to read

Emerging Tech to Help Guard Against the Malevolence of Cloud Outages

Here’s a different spin on old tech to add faster bounce to your bounce-back plans for dealing with a cloud outage. While object storage itself has been around for 20+ years, only now are we seeing the consideration and optimization of object storage for backup and recovery, explains Tony Liau, vice president of product marketing at Object First, a provider of object-based storage. The optimized performance enables the ability to run failed workloads directly from backup, ensuring companies are business as usual within minutes during any outages.

InformationWeek by Pam Baker
June 29, 2022 | 5 min to read

Object First Exits Stealth, Focuses Exclusively On Veeam Environments

Object First has exited stealth with $12.5 million in investment and a simple focus on providing a high-performance tier of protection for data managed by Veeam. The tie to Veeam is no accident given that the co-founders of Object First, Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, were also co-founders of Veeam, and continued to support Veeam after it was acquired in early 2020 by Insight Partners.

CRN by Joseph F. Kovar