Acronis CPOC cyberthreat updates

At Acronis, we’re constantly monitoring for dangers to your data, introducing fixes for newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. The threat landscape is ever-shifting, and our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) works round the clock to proactively detect and defend against malware, viruses, and cryptojacking.

Our work to keep you informed of hazards in the digital landscape now includes Acronis’ YouTube channel because we recently launched a new series of video updates that summarize the latest threats straight from our CPOCs.

Here’s a look at some of the recent breaking news and analysis.

Acronis uncovers critical vulnerabilities in GeoVision

Research by Kevin Reed, Acronis CISO; Alex Koshelev, Acronis Security Researcher; Ravikant Tiwari, Acronis Senior Security Researcher

When a security manufacturer learns of critical vulnerabilities in their devices, there is an expectation they’ll act quickly to fix the problem. Yet August 2019 became the first of the many months when Acronis would patiently wait for an update (in vain, as it turns out) from one manufacturer in particular.

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud earns VB100 certification

Launched in Britain almost two decades ago, Virus Bulletin is a world leader in security software testing. They award the VB100 certification to security products recognized by Virus Bulletin as legitimate and properly functioning anti-malware solutions.

Acronis just joined the latest round of Virus Bulletin’s annual VB100 certification testing and achieved a perfect score—a 100% detection rate with zero false positives.

Acronis Cyber Protect Beta available for on-premises installation

Around the world, IT has grown in importance for many years – and with the COVID-19 outbreak, it instantly became mission-critical. Almost overnight, it’s become impossible to get essential work done without a reliable remote workplace infrastructure. Today, every person and business depends on IT and reliable IT requires cyber protection.

Now Acronis delivers Acronis Cyber Protect, a unique set of innovations that balance all five vectors to provide modern protection in an easy, efficient, and secure way. Easy and efficient protection is made possible due to the deep integration of technologies for data protection, security, and authenticity, and hybrid cloud architecture designed for privacy.

Ransomware is now responsible for more data leaks than data breaches

In this report from the Acronis Cyber Protection Operation Center (CPOC), we assess a recent spike in ransomware attacks and take a deep dive into how cybercriminals have adapted their techniques and technologies to profit from stolen data whether their ransom is paid or not. Learn more about how modern ransomware attacks infiltrate networks and sell the data they collect to the highest bidder on a growing number of data leak sites.

Innovation Award in Data Protection

While Acronis develops its solutions to meet the needs of our partners and customers, given our organization’s focus on innovation, it is nice to be recognized for our technological and industry advances too. That is why Acronis is honored that Acronis Cyber Protect recently earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 New Product Innovation Award for Data Protection in North America.

Making that recognition even more satisfying is that our game-changing service provider solution scored a perfect 10 out of 10 on the benchmarking criteria of new product attributes and customer impact.

Omdia MSP research into top challenges facing MSPs

In our final deep dive into the 2020 MSP cybersecurity readiness survey results, we explore the business and technical obstacles that limit (and sometimes prevent) their success. Discover the most critical business and technical challenges facing MSPs today and how Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and the Acronis partner program can help you to overcome them all.

Omdia MSP research on backup and recovery capabilities

We're unveiling recent survey results from the research firm Omdia to explore the backup and recovery capabilities that MSPs offer today and plan to offer in the next 12 months. Take a look at what MSPs like you have in place now, what's on the horizon, and what Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud can do to fill a wide array of your upcoming backup and recovery needs with a single management console and a single agent.

Top Windows Vulnerabilities May 2020

Every month, more than a thousand software vulnerabilities get reported or updated, and May 2020 was no different. While the numbers dropped slightly compared to March and April, VulnDB registered 1,225 new vulnerabilities in May, with most of these vulnerabilities affecting the widely used family of Microsoft Windows products.

In total, Microsoft released patched for 111 vulnerabilities for various products, with 16 of the CVEs rated critical and the remaining 95 as classified as important. Adobe also released patches for 36 vulnerabilities in May.

MSPs managing cash through a crisis

In the managed service provider (MSP) channel, Forrester tells us that about 25% of service providers are running at break-even, even during great economic times. That means that now, more than ever, it’s critical to be managing cash well. But crisis cash management is different than day-to-day management when profits are high and cash flow is steady.

The fundamentals of managing your business don’t change during a crisis regardless of what causes that crisis. Whether the cause is a natural disaster, ransomware attack, keyman illness, or a pandemic-induced recession like COVID-19, there are real, practical, and effective ways to respond to ensure the survival of your business in the short and long term.