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Cyber Attack Recovery with Cameyo Rapid Recovery

One of the most significant challenges and concerns of organizations today revolves around securing their infrastructure and business-critical data. Ransomware and other cyberattacks are increasingly making headlines targeting businesses worldwide. As businesses have shifted to a hybrid work landscape, many are leveraging remote connectivity tools to connect the hybrid remote workforce with critical productivity resources. What happens in the case of an emergency or ransomware attack disrupting the remote environment for employees? Cameyo just launched a new service called Cameyo Rapid Recovery that helps organizations provide resiliency to attacks and other disruptions. Let’s take a look at cyber attack recovery with Cameyo Rapid Recovery.

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Why businesses need to plan for disruption

Today, is there an immediate need for businesses to plan for disruption, cyberattacks, or ransomware in their environment? Yes, organizations must plan for the worst-case scenario. Simply put, if businesses don’t plan for an attack to happen and have a contingency plan in place when (not if) it does, the results can be disastrous, leading to lost revenue, unhappy customers, and a ripple effect that can last for months, if not years.

To emphasize the risk facing businesses today, CISA just released a Shields Up advisory warning of increased malicious activity as a direct result of nation-state actors waging cyberwar due to tensions between Russian and the US after the invasion by Russia of Ukraine.

Note the following from the Shields Up advisory:

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could impact organizations both within and beyond the region, to include malicious cyber activity against the U.S. homeland, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs imposed on Russia by the U.S. and our allies and partners. Evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks. Every organization—large and small—must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber incidents. As the nation’s cyber defense agency, CISA stands ready to help organizations prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks. When cyber incidents are reported quickly, we can use this information to render assistance and as warning to prevent other organizations and entities from falling victim to a similar attack.

Shields Up | CISA

Note the following outline of guidance from CISA for adopting a heightened posture when it comes to cybersecurity and protecting their critical assets:

  1. Reduce the likelihood of a damaging cyber intrusion – validate remote access and enact 2FA and other protective measures, keep software and other systems up-to-date, disable unused ports and protocols not essential for business purposes
  2. Take steps to quickly detect a potential intrusion – focus on identifying and assessing unexpected or unusual network behavior, enable logging and alerting of unusual activity, use antivirus and antimalware software, if working with Ukrainian organizations, monitor, and limit traffic from those and review access controls in place
  3. Ensure the organization is prepared to respond if an intrusion occurs – Designate a crisis response team, assure the availability of key personnel, conduct a tabletop exercise
  4. Maximize the organization’s resilience to a destructive cyber incident – test backup procedures to rapidly restore the organization from ransomware or another cyberattack, and backups are isolated from network connections

What is Cameyo Rapid Recovery?

Cameyo Rapid Recovery service runs in Google Cloud and provides organizations with a completely separate environment, hosting secure cloud desktops from Cameyo, providing an instant alternative environment that businesses can switch to during any disruption.

The service allows employees to continue accessing business-critical apps to remain productive in the case of an emergency. In conjunction with Chrome OS Flex, an easy-to-manage, fast, and secure operating system, organizations can even install Chrome OS Flex on compromised Windows & Mac devices to quickly recover the devices and get back up and running with business-critical applications using Cameyo.

Cyber Attack Recovery with Cameyo Rapid Recovery
Cyber Attack Recovery with Cameyo Rapid Recovery

When thinking about point number 3 above, ensuring your organization is prepared to respond if an intrusion occurs helps to underscore the need to have a plan if your business suffers from an attack. It includes a contingency plan for remote workers and how they can carry on business-critical activities.

The new Cameyo Rapid Recovery service runs in Google Cloud and provides a way for organizations to have a secure business-continuity plan in place that is proactive and provides an insurance policy in case of an emergency or attack.

A quote from Andrew Miller, co-founder & CEO of Cameyo:

“Cameyo Rapid Recovery combines Cameyo’s deep expertise in delivering zero trust cloud desktops with the enhanced security of Chrome OS devices and Google Cloud to provide restoration of access for an organization people within hours of an attack.”

How does Cameyo Rapid Recovery work?

Cameyo’s new Rapid Recovery offering brings together several best-in-class zero-trust technologies from Cameyo and Google to provide businesses with a robust contingency plan in case of an attack or disruption. Note the following components of the solution:

  • Cameyo Virtual App Delivery (VAD) – Built with zero trust capabilities at its core, Cameyo’s VAD platform is the most secure way to deliver cloud desktops. With Cameyo Rapid Recovery, Cameyo pre-configures an environment in Google Cloud so secure cloud desktops can be provided for an organization’s employees within hours. If an organization’s network or data is compromised, they can continue to give their employees access to all the business-critical apps they need to do their jobs, while maintaining separation from the compromised network.
  • Chrome OS Flex – Chrome OS Flex is the secure, cloud-first, easy-to-manage, and fast operating system for PCs and Macs. It enables organizations to experience the benefits of Chrome OS on their PCs and Macs, ensuring they boot fast and can be managed from the cloud. After a cyber-attack, this enables organizations to quickly recover potentially compromised Windows and Mac devices by installing Chrome OS Flex, maximizing the life of the existing hardware they already own and refreshing them with a modern, fast, operating system. This reduces e-waste while optimizing older computers’ value alongside Chromebooks when new device purchases aren’t possible. Chrome OS Flex is in early access, and organizations can try it out here.
  • Google Cloud – Google Cloud protects organizations’ data, applications, infrastructure, and customers from fraudulent activity, spam, and abuse with the same infrastructure and security services Google uses. Google Cloud’s networking, data storage, and compute services provide data encryption at rest, in transit, and in use, and its advanced zero trust security tools enable secure access to applications and cloud resources with integrated threat and data protection. 

Cameyo Rapid Recovery FAQs

  • What is Cameyo? Cameyo is a best-in-class virtual application delivery (VAD) platform that allows businesses to provide quick and easy access to business-critical applications through a browser session and provides a native application experience on Chrome OS.
  • What is Cameyo Rapid Recovery? – This is a new service introduced to provide an easy disaster recovery environment to deliver business-critical applications to end-users during an emergency or disruption due to a cyberattack.
  • What is Virtual Application Delivery (VAD)? Virtual Application Delivery (VAD) is an alternative approach to a full Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution as it allows providing access to applications instead of a full desktop. For many users, it is the applications they need to access and not the full desktop experience. The VAD approach is more cost-effective, efficient, and requires a much smaller footprint in terms of resources and attack surface.
  • Is Cameyo secure? Yes. It provides a zero-trust technology that only allows access to authenticated users with Single Sign-On capabilities. There are no persistently open ports and data is secured in a zero-trust manner.

Wrapping Up

The new Cameyo Rapid Recovery solution will certainly help businesses have a solution to bolster their response to a cyberattack or other emergency affecting users’ ability to access their critical apps. By leveraging Chrome OS Flex, organizations can easily install Chrome OS on top of affected workstations to provide quick and easy access to the Camey Rapid Recovery environment.

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Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee is the Senior Writer, Engineer and owner at Virtualizationhowto.com and has over two decades of experience in Information Technology. Having worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as in various industries, Brandon has extensive experience in various IT segments and is a strong advocate for open source technologies. Brandon holds many industry certifications, loves the outdoors and spending time with family.

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