Data security

Were the data tapes lost by Commonwealth Bank encrypted

If there’s a universal truth in the world, the phrase “It goes without saying” will always be followed up by an observation that is completely obvious.

Another universal truth that you’d think “goes without saying”? When you put customer data at risk, the reputation of your business is going to suffer.

Need an example? Look at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Then learn how encryption can help protect your customer data and your brand's reputation.

Certifications that prove cloud security

Perhaps you are looking to avert a disaster, such as avoiding the ransomware attacks that are expected to hit businesses every 14 seconds by 2019. Or you may be trying to comply with new requirements like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May.

Whatever the reason, determining the security offered by a cloud service provider has to be a priority for businesses. Certain technologies and certifications are essential for ensuring your data is safe in the cloud.


We’ve all heard the phrase “time is money.” If you’ve ever questioned the truth of that statement, consider this: 98 percent of organizations surveyed by the Rand Group reported that a single hour of downtime costs over $100,000. Advancements in technology make that number both astounding and understandable ... every minute counts.

That’s why Update 2 for Acronis Backup, the recently launched set of enhancements, focused on addressing user-benefits that would deliver savings that went beyond “just” data.

Get Ready to Protect Your Business

As a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, Acronis is always developing or enhancing solutions designed to solve the challenges that businesses face, both today and in the future. So we asked IT Central Station to conduct a survey of North American businesses as a pulse-check on the attitudes and practices of IT professionals, system engineers, project managers and business owners regarding the backup services they require.

GlobeImposter ransomware

On December 26, 2017, the Necurs botnet delivered a late Christmas gift – the new version of GlobeImposter ransomware. Attached to spam messages as zip archives, the zip archive contains a JavaScript that downloads and installs ransomware on a victim’s computer.

Toro Rosso Access Advanced

Formula 1 teams share large amounts of data between racing locations, home base, and partners. Scuderia Toro Rosso is no exception. With a small army of trackside engineers and hundreds of devices following the racing calendar around the globe, the data flow never stops.

Some data, like telemetry, pumps through the standard channels for a live feed at the factory. Other information, race-specific calculations and sensitive data, may fall outside of the always-on telemetry stream and require extra attention. While there’s always been sufficient security in place, secure data exchange required manual setup, which prompted Scuderia Toro Rosso to deploy Acronis Access Advanced to streamline the process.

A new ransomware variant avoided detection by being spread through a spear phishing email campaign as an obfuscated PowerShell script. Many traditional anti-malware solutions are not ready for the next generation of ransomware attacks. Acronis, however, has been very successful.

Power User Insights: Acronis Drive Cleanser

Acronis Drive Cleanser

If there is one thing Acronis is known for, it is protecting the data on your hard drive. What’s not as well-known is how thoroughly Acronis True Image allows you to wipe the data from a previously used hard drive when you’re preparing it for resale or use in a new computer.

Securing your data means taking steps to ensure it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands — and the Acronis Drive Cleanser feature makes it quick and easy.

An All Too Human Error Recovered From With Acronis True Image

An All Too Human Error Recovered From With Acronis True Image

An interview with William (Bill) van de Water, an Acronis True Image customer, about personal data backup and recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions: Protection Against Ransomware

What can you do to protect yourself against ransomware? What are the different ransomware types? What is the best way to protect your data? We have answers on some of the most frequently asked questions.