Business Continuity

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.

Acronis Cyber Protect earns Approved Business Security product certification

With the release of Acronis Cyber Protect in Q2 2020, Acronis joined AV-Comparatives’ annual test of business security solutions. AV-Comparatives is a world-famous independent testing organization, which was established in Austria in 1999. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official, globally recognized seal of approval for software performance.

The first half-year report by AV-Comparatives was just released, and Acronis received the prestigious Approved Business Security badge -- delivering a 98% detection rate and zero false positives.

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."