Forrester Examines the ROI Enterprises Gain From Acronis Cyber Protection

Acronis recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that an enterprise can realize by deploying an Acronis Cyber Protection solution. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed the CIO of a manufacturer of high-performance equipment that has been using Acronis’ Cyber Protection solutions for approximately two years. This customer had also been hit by two ransomware attacks and was trying to upgrade its defensive strategy for the future.

The results were compelling and are summarized in this infographic. 

Just released - Acronis True Image 2020

They say that the only constant in life is change. That’s never been more apparent than in today’s digital world, where the amount of data we generate grows exponentially, hackers use cutting-edge technology to make their attacks more effective, and individuals spend more on multiple services and solutions to protect and defend our personal data.

In our ongoing mission to protect all data, applications, and systems – wherever they are found – today we’ve released Acronis True Image 2020, the new version of our award-winning personal cyber protection solution. With more than 100 enhancements designed to improve its performance and multiple new features that provide greater protection and control, this new release delivers everything an individual needs to ensure they never lose another file.

Buran Ransomware uses RIG Exploit Kit

Buran is a new version of the Vega ransomware strain (a.k.a. Jamper, Ghost, Buhtrap) that attacked accountants from February through April 2019. The new Buran ransomware first was discovered in June 2019.

What’s interesting is that this cryptolockers’ code was written in Object Pascal in Delphi IDE – a programming language that was popular in Latin American and former Soviet Union countries around two decades ago when it was being taught in colleges and technical universities.

Let’s take a close look at this ransomware to find out the installation process, communication details, and encryption model.

 

Acronis Cyber Cloud announces new ConnectWise Control integration

The recently announced ConnectWise Control integration – combined with enhancements and expansions for existing ConnectWise Automate and ConnectWise Manage integrations – means service providers are now able to provide increased efficiency and more robust accessibility through Acronis Cyber Cloud.

These integrations offer a clear advantage for services providers, as a single platform meets all of their needs. As a result, they can simultaneously expand their service capabilities while decreasing the complexity, cost, and security concerns that face their customers and their business.

Acronis interviewed the ROKiT Williams Racing's CIO in Digital Transformation

This year’s Digital Transformation report featured an exclusive interview with ROKiT Williams Racing’s CIO, Graeme Hackland. The conversation touched on everything from biometrics and quantum computing to the dangers of running a motor racing team on data that needs to keep up with some of the world’s fastest cars.

Download the full report to learn how ROKiT Williams stays CyberFit with Acronis technology.

Louisiana Ransomware Attack Prompts A Statewide Emergency

A wave of ransomware attacks on public schools in the southern US state of Louisiana has prompted an unusual response, as the governor declared an official emergency to kick-start a coordinated response by several state-level law-enforcement and technology agencies.

This latest ransomware attack, which locks up the data on computer systems and only provides the key to free up the data if the victim pays an online ransom, continues a global wave of similar attacks that lately has targeted municipal governments as well as the healthcare and manufacturing industries.

Sysadmin Day 2019 quiz and contest

It’s time to appreciate the unsung heroes of the IT team – the sysadmins that keep business moving day-in/day-out thanks to a strict regimen of caffeine and nerdy references! Show off your skills and celebrate SysAdmin Appreciation Day with our exclusive quiz and giveaway contest!

Five questions will reveal if you’re CyberFit or still need a lesson or two about what a keyboard does. However you score, you can share your results for a chance to win lunch and software from your friends at Acronis!

When Tech Conferences Are Worth The Time and Expense

If you work in an IT operations, cybersecurity or tech leadership role, you probably receive several tempting invitations to industry events and conferences every month. They are usually held in comfortable venues with balmy weather and lots of nearby attractions to entertain family members you might bring along.

Your hosts will probably serve up some good food, drink, and entertainment ... but in a working world where there already aren’t enough hours in a week, how can you justify time away at an event in Vegas or Orlando or some other sunny clime?

Before you ask your boss to pony up precious T&E budget to fund your trip, you should build a business case to justify your attendance – one that lays out the company’s return on the investment of your time.

Security, IT operations and data owners must work together

IDC's Rob Westervelt, Research Director, Security Products, explores how the need to protect corporate data and IT infrastructure requires security teams to partner more closely with data owners and operations staff – and uses recent examples of ransomware attacks to show why each group must independently enforce the policies that govern corporate data.

"Building a cohesive security program requires integrated technologies,” he writes, “but organizations can't ignore the fact that people are an essential ingredient for an effective program."

 

Acronis - Inter Partnership

FC Internazionale Milano today announced that it has teamed up with Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, in a multi-year partnership. Several members of Inter attended the formal partnership announcement at Acronis headquarters in Singapore on July 19, including team Captain Samir Handanovic, Tommaso Berni and Corporate Chief Executive Officer Alessandro Antonello.

Founded in 1908, the Italian club is a giant of European and world football, with a bulging trophy case that includes 18 Italian league titles, seven Coppa Italias, five Italian Super Cups, three UEFA Cups, two European Cups, one UEFA Champions League, two Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.