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Combatting new cyberthreats with a new playbook

No matter how skilled and capable your IT manager or team is at running checks on network and data, they are only as good as the technology stack you rely on. Between juggling server issues, software updates, printers not working, and constantly reminding your employees to reset passwords, they don’t have time to focus entirely on protecting your data, systems, and applications.

The technology to keep your businesses running and users productive needs to be reliable and secure.

Malwarebytes targeted by cyberattack group that hit SolarWinds

You don’t have to work in cybersecurity to be aware of the recent discovery that a sophisticated state actor had potentially compromised tens of thousands of private companies and government institutions in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. The means was a software supply-chain: attackers breached the software distribution infrastructure of tech vendor SolarWinds, embedding malware in its popular Orion network management tool. When customers downloaded the latest Orion product update, the malware surreptitiously spread throughout their organizations, in many cases finding and forwarding sensitive data to external servers controlled by the attackers.

Now comes news that SolarWinds was not the only victim of this Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack. Cybersecurity vendor Malwarebytes disclosed earlier this week that it had also been victimized by the same threat actors.

88% of employees want to maintain some level of remote work

Six months ago the COVID pandemic drove a mass migration from offices to remote work environments. That shift led to major changes for organizations and employees as security, connectivity, and support needs spread overnight.

To determine how businesses were able to cope with this migration to remote work environments – and where their people, processes, and tech wasn’t up for the task – we surveyed more than 3,000 remote workers and IT managers around the world.

Hear how remote workers experienced this shift, how their views on in-office work have changed, and how your organization can prepare for the future of remote work with the 2020 Acronis Cyber Readiness Report deep-dive.

Acronis Cyber Readiness Report: Pandemic reveals cybersecurity gaps, need for new solutions

The newly released Acronis Cyber Readiness Report reveals that organizations continue to struggle to protect their data and infrastructure against the new challenges of the remote work landscape. It also also underscored how new solutions are required – with 92% of surveyed companies reporting they had to adopt new technologies to enable remote work, including workplace collaboration tools, privacy solutions, and endpoint cybersecurity.

That revelation that modern cyber protection solutions are needed comes on the same day that Acronis Cyber Protect 15, which addresses the concerns revealed in the report, is released for general availability.

All-encompassing tragedy prevention: Reviews for Acronis True Image 2021

Last week’s release of Acronis True Image 2021 has certainly been well-received by the individuals, prosumers, and small businesses looking for cyber protection – and that’s the true measure of success for our team.

Yet it was also good to see that the new release made some good impressions on the analysts and media outlets that follow the personal and small business software and cybersecurity industries. As the first truly comprehensive personal cyber protection solution – integrating advanced cybersecurity with our best-of-breed backup – we knew it would generate some interest.

Considering how many over-hyped pitches these industry observers regularly get, it’s been refreshing to see them recognize the revolutionary nature of this release.

Arsenal FC seamlessly transitions to working from home during lockdown with help from Acronis

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Arsenal had been working hard to implement new technology to allow its workforce to work from home on an ad-hoc basis. This included the implementation of collaborative and cloud-based technology. Then the crisis hit.

According to Christelle Heikkila, IT Director at Arsenal, “we had a seamless transition for our entire workforce to work from home as soon as lockdown started, from every department around the world as far as Singapore and Australia.”

Acronis has been with Arsenal every step of the way, taking proactive measures to keep Arsenal cyber safe, including the provision of backups for its cloud-based data to give it additional peace of mind. Arsenal was also an early adopter of Acronis Cyber Protect, which has cybersecurity features like a full-stack antivirus solution, vulnerability assessments, patch management, and URL filtering.

Here's a look at how their transition went.

MSPs turn chaos into opportunity

Yesterday’s managed services provider (MSP) had a typical stack at the core of their managed services offering. The main goal was uptime and reliability, so this stack consisted of RMM, professional services automation (PSA), AV, backup and DR, network operations center (NOC), and help desk. Today some MSPs include a managed security services provider (MSSP) stack that consists of eight to 10 more solutions. That’s 10 to 20 different vendors, software, and dashboards to manage, none of which are designed to work together. MSPs have to train their techs, manage their vendors, and just hope that nothing falls through the cracks that would put their clients at risk.

So how does a modern MSP deliver security and protection effectively now that they are the only things that matter?