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People Don’t Realize How Insecure Their Storage Is

Most people assume that storage systems are secure, but security is not necessarily part of the design for most storage systems. In this episode, sponsored by RackTop Systems, Marc Staimer and Arjan Timmerman are joined by Eric Bednash and David Hughes of RackTop to discuss the real state of storage security. Although cybersecurity professionals have processes and directives in place in many spots within modern IT infrastructure, most do not have robust security practices within the domain of storage. RackTop sees this as a “doors and windows” problem, with a misplaced sense of perimeter security that does not match modern architecture. How do we secure storage in modern environments? The key to the RackTop solution is to monitor the behavior of storage access and use this to infer their motives and act to intervene. The system then acts based on policy to set up an active defense of the data accessed through the RackTop system.

On-Premises for Today’s Roundtable:


Marc Staimer

Arjan Timmerman

Pure Storage Panelist

Eric Bednash, CEO, RackTop Systems. Connect with Eric on LinkedIn.

David Hughes, Director Sales Engineering, RackTop Systems. Connect with David on LinkedIn.


Stephen Foskett



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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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