In the wake of the latest geopolitical events businesses and governments all over the world have massively focused their attention on various aspects of security with its cyber side coming to prominence.
STRATEGICAL ASPECTS OF CYBERSECURITY
Rather obvious considering the essential role computer networks play in everyday operations. Nowadays we trust computers to execute payroll, track sales, and perform research and development. Food and energy supplies from producers to end consumers also rely on computers.
Electronic communications – vital for any business or government — are enabled by telephone, fax, e-mail and instant messengers all controlled by computers now. And, coming to the heart of the matter, the overwhelming majority of modern management and infrastructural systems are heavily dependent on the network of globally interconnected computers that we call the Internet.
With the rising scale of commercial cybercrimes, we observe the growing role of cyber influence on governmental processes and geopolitics. Despite the fact that Russian-backed cybercrime groups have been noticeably less active since the start of war in Ukraine than it was predicted, Microsoft security experts claimed at least six Russian based groups conducting cyber-attacks for the past month.
Company researchers reported at least 237 Russian originated “cyber operations” that “have not only degraded the systems of institutions in Ukraine but have also sought to disrupt people’s access to reliable information and critical life services on which civilians depend, and have attempted to shake confidence in the country’s leadership”.
Among major suspected involvements of Kremlin-backed groups is also the assault on Ukranian telecoms infrastructure on March 28, when one of the national internet service providers supplying the country’s military was taken offline.
In response to such an unprecedent aggression Ukrainian government announced the creation of IT Army, successfully launching cyber-attacks against Russian businesses, banks, and government entities. Overall, Russian digital infrastructure is experiencing “hard times”, with the increasing pressure of global tech community from giants like Meta and Google to mid-size companies or even individual volunteers.
SELF-HEALING AS PART OF MODERN CYBERSECURITY APPROACH
Hard times call for effective cybersecurity strategies. This is when Utopic Software – one of the top agents of facilitating contemporary security and transformational changes – comes into play. Its flagship product, called Persystent Suite, provides an innovative solution for automated self-healing.
WHAT IS AUTOMATED SELF-HEALING?
Self-healing is a unique capability of modern software systems to run automatic tests each time software's interface is experiencing any type of interference.
To put it simply, when software is changed for some reason, automated tests also need to be updated to reflect the changes and run the future tests in accordance.
Self-healing eliminates the need for manual tests updates, relying on AI and machine learning to detect changes and automatically update tests.
MAIN BENEFITS OF PERSYSTENT’S AUTOMATED SELF-HEALING
Simplified repair & recovery
Persystent gets users back up and running in 45 seconds without manual intervention. It effectively removes the need to re-image a PC. It quickly and effectively resolves break/fix issues and OS corruption including malware, misconfiguration, or application drift. It prevents unauthorized downloads, user carelessness and unsanctioned changes to registry.
Significantly reduced resolutions
Persystent’s automated corrective action enables the help desk to resolve issues considerably faster regardless of the OS corruption level or complexity of break/fix situation. Not only are PCs up and running faster, but they are keeping their optimal capacity for longer periods of time.
Multiple levels of repairs
Based on corporate policies, regulatory compliance, multi-user access and best practices, Persystent’s allows to apply specific levels to individual machines, defined user groups or the entire environment, enabling you to save or delete certain files, folders and applications. You can also maintain or remove certain profiles and settings.
Identification of root causes
After on-demand or automated self-healing of the OS, the user is back up and running after a simple reboot. Persystent then automatically provides IT a detailed report noting all the changes, so IT can analyze and pinpoint the root causes of the original break/fix situation.
IN A NUTSHELL
Considering the importance of security strategies in today's environment, companies like Utopic Software are continuing to develop and implement modern transformational products. Enabling automated self-healing, such solutions as Persystent suite let users get back up and running almost immediately after the breach and effectively handle even catastrophic hard drive failure.
Add preserving the integrity of the device and eliminating the need of re-imaging– and you get next level test automation software, keeping you up-to-date in the face of today's security challenges.