cybersecurity

Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of April 5, 2021

Here at Acronis, we’re always monitoring for dangers to your data, deploying updates to handle newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. Our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) continue to work around the clock to proactively detect and defend against the latest cyberthreats.

Part of this work includes video updates to inform you of modern hazards in the digital landscape — such as ransomware strikes against major corporations and the emergence of novel cyberthreats. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

Building MSP cybersecurity services isn’t hard with the right advice

Small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) struggled through a fretful year of sudden pandemic-driven changes: employees forced to work from home, sensitive data abruptly moved to cloud-based SaaS applications, and a baffling array of new cyberthreats – including 350,000 new malware threats being identified every day and a 400% increase in cybercrime last year being reported by the FBI.

For 2021, that last challenge is particularly daunting: few SMBs are capable of keeping pace with a daily barrage of ransomware attacks, tech supply-chain incursions like the SolarWinds breach, and severe vulnerabilities like Microsoft’s recent Exchange Server fiasco – especially in light of their paltry tech budgets and headcount.

SMBs are desperate to outsource these problems, and that presents a huge opportunity for MSPs willing to step up and help.

Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of March 29, 2021

Here at Acronis, we’re always monitoring for dangers to your data, deploying updates to handle newly-discovered vulnerabilities, and issuing alerts and recommendations to help you stay protected. Our global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs) continue to work around the clock to proactively detect and defend against the latest cyberthreats.

Part of this work includes video updates to inform you of modern hazards in the digital landscape — such as major vulnerabilities in popular business software and new spins on classic cyberthreats. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

Develop better cyber protection in 2021

While leaving legacy IT solutions and approached behind can be daunting it’s essential to modern cyber protection.

To help individuals, organizations, and service providers looking to modernize their cyber protection after this year’s Cyber Protection Week, we’re recommending five initial steps to help make the transition to modern cyber protection easier and more affordable.

Acronis Cyber Protection Week 2021 infographic

Traditional backup and cybersecurity solutions can’t fully protect modern data and devices. Data loss is on the rise for individual IT users and IT professionals because outdated solutions are being applied to today’s cyberthreats.

It’s time to rethink how you approach cyber protection. Check out how to get started with this infographic.

 

MSPs guiding businesses toward better cyber protection

Our Cyber Protection Week Global Report shows that organizations are still grappling with the changes sparked by COVID and the modern cyberthreat landscape. They’re aware of the challenges facing them but their strategies to overcome them simply aren’t working.

For IT service providers offering modern cyber protection solutions, these findings represent a significant opportunity to deliver more reliable, comprehensive, and effective protection and unlock expanded revenue streams along the way.

New no-charge licensing reimagines cyber protection for MSPs

Since launching Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud nearly a year ago, we’ve also listened to our partners’ feedback on the kinds of changes that would help them succeed even more.

We heard you. You asked for the flexibility to add cyber protection to every device at an affordable price while having the flexibility to add advanced services to the most critical workloads.

Based on that input, we’re introducing an exciting new licensing model that’s taking things to a whole new level for our partners ... so as of today, we’re incorporating all of our service provider solutions into one, unified solution – Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.

Convenience and security are advantages of subscription software

The evolution of software has accelerated tremendously in recent years, particularly as cloud-based solutions have gained popularity. Given the reliability and convenience, cloud-based software has become the norm for both business and personal applications.

This shift from boxed products to software-as-a-service (SaaS) has changed how software is purchased, delivered, and updated. As the value of subscriptions becomes more apparent, that licensing model is becoming the standard for modern software solutions.

Cyber Protection Week top takeaways

Everyone in the world relies on data – from students attending classes on Zoom to MSPs managing the IT needs of dozens of different companies. But their experiences, concerns, and priorities when it comes to technology are uniquely their own.

Today, we’re recognizing three of these distinct perspectives: sharing the most important takeaways from the 2021 Acronis Cyber Protection Week Global Report for personal IT users, end-user IT professionals, and professional IT service providers.

Acronis Cyber Protection Week 2021

This Cyber Protection Week – March 29 through April 2 – individuals and organizations around the globe have experienced changes they couldn’t have planned for. Along the way, many found that the solutions they had in place weren’t enough to keep the data they rely on protected.

It’s time to rethink how we protect data, applications, and systems. And to do that, we surveyed 4,400 personal IT users and IT professionals from around the world, collected their unique experiences and concerns to create the inaugural Cyber Protection Week Global Report.