The philosophy of cyber protection: An interview with Candid Wüest

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Our very own VP of Cyber Protection Research, Candid Wüest, recently sat down for a video interview with Katie Teitler, Senior Analyst at cybersecurity analyst firm TAG Cyber. Candid and Katie spoke about the philosophy of cyber protection — the integration of data protection and cybersecurity — and how Acronis has translated this into its flagship solution, Acronis Cyber Protect.

In a 24-minute conversation, Candid shared a bit about his own personal journey into the world of cybersecurity, and how Acronis’ novel, integrated approach motivated him to join the company in a technical and research-oriented capacity. Their discussion covered a wide range of timely topics, including:

  • Why simple backup or antivirus solutions are insufficient to combat modern cyberthreats.
  • The importance for organizations to take a holistic, integrated approach to cyber protection — one that covers all endpoints, workloads and data, regardless of location.
  • How simple, efficient, and automated cyber protection solutions can allow for maximum resilience.
  • New and novel types of cyberthreats, including how the latest ransomware attacks specifically target backups for encryption or deletion.
  • How Acronis Cyber Protect delivers an end-to-end solution — from vulnerability assessments and patching, to intelligent threat detection, to root cause analysis and forensic backups for post-attack investigations.
  • The ease and flexibility of Acronis Cyber Protect, and how clients can enable and disable features.

Watch the full interview here:

About Acronis

Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 1,800 employees in 45 locations. The Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.

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