The COVID-19 Outbreak: What to Expect and How to Stay #CyberFit

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While most of the world is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with compassion, cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the emergency. They have increased attacks against people who are staying home and working remotely to contain the virus’s spread. In fact, Acronis’ global network of Cyber Protection Operations Centers reported on a tremendous spike in cyberattacks since the start of the pandemic.

Not only do we need to take precautions to maintain our physical well-being, but we also need to safeguard our digital lives as well against these immoral opportunists. In both instances, people have a lot of questions.

In response, Acronis will hold an online event for our European partners, customers, and anyone else interested that will feature a panel of experts who will address the latest updates on the spread of COVID-19, how we can protect ourselves from infection, and what steps we should be taking to counter the cyberattacks that are increasing in the pandemic’s wake.

Taking place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 13:00-15:00 CET, The COVID-19 Outbreak online event will feature:

  • Dr. Rino Rappuoli, Chief Scientist and Head of External R&D at GSK Vaccines, who will provide details about COVID-19 and the latest updates on its spread. He will discuss what we know about the virus, what is making it such a threat, and what the most effective strategies are that will prevent infection, and when we might expect a vaccine or anti-viral treatment.
  • Candid Wuest, Vice President Cyber Protect Research at Acronis, who will discuss the best practices for working remotely and for ensuring your data, applications, and systems are kept secure from the sharp rise in cyberattacks designed to take advantage of the crisis.
  • Serg Bell, Founder and CEO of Acronis, will also provide an update on how the company is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the special response initiatives we’ve undertaken to support our service provider partners, and how you, your organization, and your clients can be #CyberFit and protected. 

Anyone concerned and curious about the pathology of this disease will find Dr. Rappuoli’s presentation extremely informative. He brings a unique, in-depth knowledge of the disease that is informed by working toward a vaccine for this and other outbreaks. If you want a scientific perspective based on up-to-the-minute research, this presentation is for you.

In the same way, this event shouldn’t be missed by any service provider, IT pro, or business executive whose organization is being affected by the economic slowdown. There will be practical steps shared to ensure the IT infrastructure you are responsible for is kept secure, and recommendations for helping any remote workers remain productive and protected.

For additional information or to reserve a spot, Acronis has a web page here.