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Remote workers need cyber protection

When we made the decision a few weeks ago to delay the general availability of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, it was because we wanted to incorporate new cyber protection features for remote workers and workloads. After all, an unprecedented number of people were suddenly being forced to work from home, and their data, applications, and systems needed protection.

That same day, we got an email from our colleagues at the market research firm DCIG to let us know they just published a blog article about how one of their analysts successfully used Acronis True Image for cyber protection and resilience at his home office following a hardware failure.

The timing couldn’t have been more synchronistic.

Acronis CPOC analyzing the recent Ragnar Locker ransomware attack

In a move that’s becoming all too familiar, cybercriminals have encrypted the systems of Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the largest energy sector operators. The organization faces an $11 million ransom to have these systems unlocked so that they can hope to return to normal operations.

Like all of the ransomware that have filled headlines in recent years, the Ragnar Locker ransomware strain used in this attack would have been detected and eliminated if EDP had Acronis Cyber Protection solutions deployed. Learn how our innovative AI-based cybersecurity technology can help prevent ransomware fallout like this from striking your organization.

Here's what our Cyber Protection Week survey results mean for personal users

As the inaugural World Cyber Protection Week starts to wind down, we’re taking a deeper look at our survey results to explore what they really have to say about personal, home users and how you can use these insights to keep yourself safer in the year ahead.

Learn how people around the world are protecting their increasingly digital lives and confronting the modern cyberthreats attacking their data, applications, and systems.

Has you business experienced data loss resulting in downtime this year?

This year’s World Cyber Protection Week survey results offer a wealth of insight into how individuals and IT professionals are approaching the challenges of increasing complexity, cost, and vulnerability. And while there’s a great deal personal users, IT professionals, and service providers can learn from these survey findings, viewing them in a silo ignores some important, broader context.

To offer a clearer picture of what this year’s survey means, we’ve compared our 2020 findings with responses from personal users and IT professionals in all of our previous survey iterations. This comparison presents a robust perspective of how data-defense priorities have evolved over time, and how cyber protection’s modern, comprehensive approach to safeguarding data, applications, and systems is poised to become even more necessary in the months and years ahead.

This year's World Cyber Protection Week survey results are in

This World Cyber Protection Week, we expanded our annual data protection survey to cover more of the digital challenges and concerns that face modern IT users – whether they’re at home, at work, or relying on a service provider that protects a portfolio of clients.

This year’s results paint a clear picture: People and organizations are acutely aware of the risks on the horizon but they are much less certain about how to easily, efficiently, and securely prepare for and overcome them. Let’s dive into the findings of our 2020 survey.

As a Mozy alternative, Acronis ticked all the boxes for Executech

A lot of former Mozy users find themselves looking for an alternative solution before they are forced to transition to Carbonite’s software.

Any service providers looking to connect their customers with the best Mozy alternative should consider the outstanding results one of our managed service provider (MSP) partners experienced migrating from Mozy to Acronis Cyber Cloud, which is detailed in a recent case study. We take a quick look at their journey.

Ryuk Ransomware Strikes Again

Ryuk ransomware continues to wreak havoc – and one U.S. state in particular recently suffered from another successful attack that likely could have been prevented.

Several school districts and government offices in Louisiana were hit by an attack this summer. Unfortunately, the story was just repeated as several state agencies fell victim to another attack on November 18. In this case, the cyberattack shut down systems in the governor’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Health, and The Department of Children and Family Services.

Mozy customers want more than Carbonite

When Carbonite acquired Mozy for $145 million more than a year ago, the news understandably spooked many long-time Mozy customers and service provider partners. What would happen to their data? Would their costs increase? What kind of support could they expect?

Carbonite made a good show of trying to ease concerns, but communications were apparently less than ideal. Many Mozy users were surprised when Carbonite started being installed on their systems – and based on the reports we’ve been hearing from users and our managed service provider (MSPs) partners, the migration experience has not been smooth.

Since their backup solution is going to change regardless, now is a perfect time for former Mozy users to consider alternatives like Acronis, which offers several advantages over Carbonite.

Hildacrypt closing down Veeam

Following our in-depth review of the new HILDACRYPT ransomware strain, our team reviewed how other popular backup services fared against the cyberthreat. Unfortunately for users of Veeam and Veritas, the answer was: not well.

Learn how Acronis cyber protection services provide your organization with comprehensive protection from existing and zero-day cyberthreats.

Ransomware attacks target medical facilities

Ransomware is constantly targeting medical companies across the United States. Within the past year, these attacks have led to downtime, lost productivity, and - in some cases - needing to close their doors for good. Learn how Acronis Cyber Protection solutions and the innovative AI-based Acronis Active Protection defense can help to ensure that these same consequences don't hit your organization.