Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of June 7, 2021

Here at Acronis, we’re always monitoring for dangers to your data, deploying updates to handle newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. Our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) continue to work around the clock to proactively detect and defend against the latest cyberthreats.

Part of this work includes video updates to inform you of modern hazards in the digital landscape — such as ransomware strikes against U.S. infrastructure and brand-new threats to watch out for. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

Advanced Email Security empowers MSPs to defend their clients email systems

94% of all malware and 96% of all social engineering attacks today are delivered through email. For managed service providers (MSPs), that makes email security a top priority but responding to this threat takes more than just adding a new cybersecurity tool to build services on top of.

To help service providers defend their clients' email systems, Acronis has partnered with Perception Point to release the new Advanced Email Security pack for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.

See what a live ransomware attack looks like

In the wake of the Colonial Pipeline breach and the JBS attack, ransomware has recaptured everyone’s attention – including your management. See what happens when malware threatens the family road trip or backyard barbecue.

That makes it an opportune moment to upgrade your understanding of how ransomware attacks work, and revisit your strategies for protecting your company’s data and uptime against this most destructive and increasingly widespread malware threats.

Acronis is giving you two excellent chances to do just that.

JBS attack shows the immense threat posed by ransomware

The world’s largest meat supplier, JBS, was forced to halt operations at many of its U.S. and Australian processing plants after a massive cyberattack. This activity threatened supply chains across the world, and resulted in an immediate rise in wholesale red meat prices.

This cyberattack, while notable in its own right, is also simply the latest example in a dangerous pattern of escalating ransomware hazards.

TAG Cyber Security Annual Second Quarter 2021 Report

Acronis has been named a TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor in 2021, and part of the benefits of this designation include being featured in the firm’s flagship “Security Annual” quarterly reports. To this end, TAG Cyber’s Q2’21 report was recently published. The report is, for a lack of a better word, a “beast.” It is over 100 pages long and includes 10 op-eds, 13 interviews with industry executives, and five technical whitepapers.

While we certainly recommend the entire thing, we also know your time may be limited. That’s why we made a summary of the report that streamlined the content that was most relevant to the Acronis community. Let's take a quick look at what's included.

Will liability waivers help when clients won’t pay for cybersecurity

The rise in cberthreats requires MSPs to make the cybersecurity of their clients a top priority. But what happens when an existing client or a prospect doesn’t think their business is at risk – and they don’t want to enforce the policies or pay for preventative measures you know will keep them secure?

Many experts recommend using liability waivers to reduce the risk to your business when stubborn clients refuse to get on board with security. Sometimes, just presenting a waiver can get clients to realize the severity of the risk.

SolarWinds hackers launch new attacks, warns Microsoft

The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has uncovered a wide-scale spear phishing campaign driven by Nobelium — the threat actors behind the recent SolarWinds attacks and the SUNBURST backdoor used in those strikes.

Nobelium continues its attacks on U.S. agencies and the private organizations in their sphere. The group managed to hijack an email distribution account used by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), sending thousands of authentic-looking but malware-laden messages to a variety of human rights groups, think tanks, and other organizations.

Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of May 24, 2021

Here at Acronis, we’re always monitoring for dangers to your data, deploying updates to handle newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. Our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) continue to work around the clock to proactively detect and defend against the latest cyberthreats.

Part of this work includes video updates to inform you of modern hazards in the digital landscape — such as the emergence of new online threats and the latest statistics on cybercrime. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

Ajax Amsterdam wins its 35th Eredivisie title

As a proud cyber protection partner of Manchester City F.C., FC Internazionale Milano, AFC Ajax Amsterdam, and Club Atlético de Madrid, Acronis is proud to have supported four world-renowned teams as they earned historic championships in the 2020/21 season!

Acronis #CyberFit sports partners take advantage of the innovative features of Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions to achieve proactive, active, and reactive protection for all of their data, applications, and systems – keeping these champions secure and focused on optimizing their performance on the field.

 

Acronis wins Most Innovative Solution award at ASCII Success Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that Acronis has been awarded Most Innovative Solution at the first live ASCII Summit of 2021. This award acknowledges the significant evolution that Acronis has made from backup vendor to cyber protection partner of the global MSP channel community.