Pure Storage. has filed a patent for a method to monitor volume dependencies for security threats in a storage system. By detecting operations affecting volume dependencies, potential security threats against stored data can be identified. GlobalData’s report on Pure Storage gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Monitoring volume dependencies for security threats in storage systems

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Pure Storage Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240037259A1) describes a method, system, and computer-readable medium for detecting security threats in a storage system. The method involves detecting a request to perform an operation on a volume in a storage system, determining if the operation would affect dependencies between volumes, and identifying the request as a potential security threat if it impacts these dependencies. The operations could include volume deletion, encryption, renaming, or moving. The method also involves creating a dependency mapping between volumes to track interactions and dependencies, allowing for the identification of security threats based on the absence of corresponding requests for related operations on other volumes.

The system and computer-readable medium described in the patent application store computer-executable instructions for detecting and analyzing requests in a storage system for potential security threats. The system includes processors that execute these instructions to determine the impact of operations on volume dependencies and identify security threats accordingly. Additionally, the system can perform remedial actions in response to detected security threats, either on the affected volume or the source of the request. The computer-readable medium stores instructions for detecting requests, analyzing dependencies, and taking remedial actions, providing a comprehensive solution for identifying and addressing security threats in storage systems based on volume dependencies and operations performed.

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