cyberthreats

Acronis Global Cyber Summit Keynote Speaker, Robert Herjavec

Renowned IT experts took to the stage at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit to discuss their experiences, insights, and predictions into the future of cyber protection. If you weren’t able to join us in person and missed out on the livestreams of these events, here are the biggest, most exciting moments to take away from the keynote speeches so far.

Learn what these IT innovators shared with the cyber protection community and how your organization can use their insights to get #CyberFit.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is a month dedicated to many worthy causes, including breast cancer awareness, bullying prevention, arts and humanities, and (ahem) pizza. It’s also National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

Here at Acronis, every month is cybersecurity awareness month, but in the interest of promoting this worthy campaign, we’d like to note a few recent cybercrime trends and offer some best practices for protecting yourself from them.

The Trump-Kim Summit missed addressing cyber warfare

Now that the U.S. and North Korean officials have left Singapore, the pundits are debating the effectiveness of the recent nuclear weapons summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un. Yet despite the multiple areas of concern covered during the summit, there’s one security topic that wasn’t addressed by either side – cyber warfare.

In fact, just three days after the summit, North Korea was again accused of launching a new attack as the Typeframe malware strain was uncovered.

Given our role as a global leader in cyber protection, Acronis was hopeful that the negotiations would address these concerns. The experts at Acronis’ Singaporean Security Research Centre consider cyber warfare an unfortunate omission from these talks.

Ransomware Trends 2018

Ransomware continues to threaten anyone using a Windows, macOS, or Android device, and individuals and business owners alike are paying ransoms because they don’t adequately protect their systems.

While anti-ransomware solutions are available for devices like laptops, PCs and mobile phones, other Internet of Things (IoT) devices remain at risk. Our 2018 Ransomware Forecast looks at what threats we may soon face.