Business Continuity

Predicting Disk Drive Failures with Acronis AI

While cyber protection is most frequently discussed in relation to managing and securing operating software, it can also involve managing the hardware that stores your valuable data – namely your disk drives. Because if your drive fails, any data stored on it can be lost forever.

All hard drives will fail at some point. While this is particularly true of traditional, magnetic disk hard drives (a.k.a. hard disk drives or HDD), newer solid state drives (SSD) that use flash memory also face issues once their memory cells start to fail. Several factors can lead to errors in these data storage devices.

For complete cyber protection, ensuring the stability and reliability of your drive is critical to safeguarding your data.

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud Delivers 100% Detection Rate, Zero False Alarms

AV-Test, the leading security institute known for putting anti-malware solutions through their paces, recently completed its examination of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud – our new cyber protection product being released later this month, which delivers a unique integration of backup with full-stack next-generation anti-malware protection and comprehensive endpoint management tools.

The results are in from AV-Test and Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud performed tremendously well.

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

While most of the world is responding to the coronavirus crisis with compassion, cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the emergency. 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.

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 13:00-15:00 CET, Acronis is holding an online event with 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.

Acronis #CyberFit Financing connects small businesses to COVID-19 funds

The COVID-19 pandemic is foremost a medical challenge, but the impact that social distancing and self-isolation are having on small businesses can’t be ignored. With countless small businesses relying on Acronis solutions and so many service providers themselves small businesses, we are acutely aware of how the steps needed to contain the virus are also severely affecting our customers, our partners, and the clients they serve.

In response, we are partnering with lenders from around the globe to launch Acronis #CyberFit Financing to provide a much-needed financial safety net.

Acronis COVID-19 Response Programs

The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic has become all too real for individuals and organizations; it’s become clear that the only way to contain the virus and keep the healthcare system from becoming overloaded is to reduce close personal interactions. The need for people to work from home when possible has become critical for businesses that may have never considered the option before.

As a cyber protection company, we believe strongly in protecting data, applications, and systems at all times – even when employees are working from home.

As a result, the executive team at Acronis has decided to make our secure, enterprise-grade file sync and share technology available for free to partners so that organizations can remain both productive and secure during this challenging period.

Acronis Executive Response to COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 continues to spread and impact individuals, organizations, and communities across the globe, we want to share how Acronis is responding to the pandemic.

While our work as a cyber protection company is focused on keeping data, applications, and systems protected, in the face of this crisis, Acronis is committed to ensuring our employees, partners and their families are protected too, while we provide the same high level of support to our partners and customers.

Travelex Hit with Powerful Sodinokibi Ransomware Attack

Sodinokibi ransomware cripples Travelex currency exchange

While most of the world was readying their New Years' Eve celebrations, Travelex was facing a devastating ransomware attack. In the early hours of December 31, the FinabIr-owned foreign exchange company was hit with Sodinokibi, a powerful ransomware strain that rendered Travelex websites in 20 countries inaccessible and left its airport outlets without access to the internet or email. 

Travelex IT teams have been working since New Year’s Eve to restore the affected systems and isolate the virus. Travelex has declined to comment on whether it will pay the ransom but, either way, this is not a good look for Travelex.

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."

 

Business Data's Value Means Cyber Protection is Needed

IDC's Andrew Smith, Research Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure, offers his thoughts on how enterprises are collecting more data than ever before and learning how to use that data to digitally transform their business...and how its increased value has implications for storage, usage, and security. A new data strategy should be considered.

"Solving this problem requires the right data strategy," he says, "something inclusive which spans organizational disciplines and ensures the flood of data being welcomed with open arms doesn't end up washing us away."

Is your organization CyberFit

News of security breaches, data loss, and data theft is sadly a daily occurrence. Almost every industry and every size of organization have been hit — including governments, retailers, universities, and healthcare systems. What’s worse, affected businesses suffer both financial and reputational losses while being dragged into the news cycles.

It’s clear that organizations and employees are not CyberFit enough to meet today’s data security and privacy challenges. Let’s look at how the landscape has changed and what organizations need to do to become CyberFit.