Cyber security

Robert Herjavec announced as keynote

Given the evolving threats to today’s digital world, Acronis has been leading the charge to develop a new approach to safeguarding it – one that combines the safety of data protection with the threat counter-measures of cybersecurity. Acronis calls this next generation of digital defense “cyber protection.”

Now Acronis is bringing together the world’s largest community of cyber protection professionals at a two-and-a-half-day conference committed to improving the protection of critical digital assets and systems.

The Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 will be held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort on October 13–16, 2019, and it promises to be the must-attend event for IT infrastructure managers, CIOs, service providers, value-added resellers, ISVs, and developers.

CEOs can lose their job over IT issues

Nearly every week during the past few years has featured a headline about the latest data breach, malware attack, ransomware demand, or unrecoverable corporate data loss. Those stories are frequently followed by news that the CEOs at those high-profile companies were forced to resign.

Security concerns have become a critical business problem, yet they are still handled as a technical problem – mainly by IT departments. Thankfully, many organizations have started bringing together IT executives and non-IT leadership together to reshape their approach towards security concerns.

CEOs need to know what they should worry about when it comes to protecting the company’s data against cybercriminals and malware – and there are plenty of high-profile examples they can learn from.

Protect your Mac from Ransomware


In the last couple of years, which will be remembered as the years of ransomware, we saw a lot of cases where individuals and companies were hit by this nasty type of malware. But ransomware was mainly targeting their Windows operating systems. This is wrong to think, however, that cybercriminals are only interested in Windows users: Mac users are in danger too.

Spora ransomware

Spora ransomware has been active since the beginning of this year. Typically, it is distributed through spear phishing and watering hole attacks, but the recently discovered variant spreads through the HoeflerText pop-ups on infected websites in EITest campaigns.

Even though Spora ransomware is not new, the latest modification, when it was first discovered, was only blocked by a limited number of anti-malware programs. This could be due to the fact that the new build is using the polymorphic encryptor to create new copies of itself for further spreading and extra code obfuscation. It also has a slightly changed payload.

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 24

Technology News

New malware botnets, Ransomware as a Service campaigns, and financial breaches littered the technological landscape last week. But that doesn’t mean the world of tech isn’t going to fight back. Find out what’s being done to combat these emerging threats, and what you can do to protect your data in the meantime in our weekly tech roundup.

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 17

Coffee Blockchain

The good guys had some wins this week, making the digital world a little bit safer. But it seems the world needs balance—new threats popping up in the place of old ones. Luckily, the innovations weren’t all bad (have you heard about a company that is trying to transform the global coffee supply chain with blockchain?) What tech headlines did you miss last week?

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 10

This week was full of milestones, breakthroughs, and innovations. New malware was uncovered, old records were broken, and new threats emerged. Now more than ever, it’s important that to keep an eye on the technical horizon, because you never know what new ways your data could become vulnerable. What headlines did you miss?

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 3

Tech News

Last Friday was World Backup Day, and good thing it was because cybercriminals weren’t taking any time off. But it wasn’t just cybercriminals putting your data at risk. Software upgrades and even trusted government tools made hacking into your data even easier. What do you have to worry about when it comes to protecting your data this week? Find out in the stories below.

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 27

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 27

Data is everywhere and it’s valuable. Cybercriminals know it, lawmakers know it, and big corporations know it, too. With rising threats putting data in precarious positions, it’s important that you stay up-to-date on the threats that could be eyeing your information.

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 20

Weekly Tech Roundup — 20

Don’t get left in the dust — new innovations in the technical sphere could leave your data more vulnerable than before. Whether it’s because of third-party access to your accounts, outdated operating systems, or lax data storage, your information is just waiting to be hacked or leaked. Do you know what’s in store for your data?