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Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of February 15, 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 on major companies and new techniques seen in phishing campaigns. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

Cyberthreat update from Acronis CPOCs: Week of February 1, 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 active cyberthreat campaigns and changes to the biggest botnet threats. Here’s a look at some of the most recent breaking news and analyses:

31% of companies are attacked by cybercriminals every day

The COVID pandemic threw the strengths and weaknesses of organizational IT stacks into sharp relief. Now – half a year after most offices closed and work transitioned to remote work environments – we’re taking a look back at how businesses around the world performed through the sudden, dramatic shift.

To do that, we surveyed more than 3,000 remote workers and IT managers around the world about their experiences both during and following the migration to remote work environments in our first Acronis Cyber Readiness Report.

Learn how IT teams at organizations worldwide led their organizations through the unexpected, navigated a sudden jump in environment and security complexity, and how your team can stay prepared for the next challenges that are in store with this report deep-dive.

Acronis Cyber Cloud Update: Helping MSPs deliver easy, efficient and secure solutions to clients

Being a service provider isn’t easy; we get it. That’s one of the reasons why Acronis looks for innovative ways to help you simplify your processes so that you can deliver cyber protection to your clients in an easy, efficient, and secure way.

One thing we never want to do is put your clients’ security at risk, which is why we recently moved to monthly releases for the Acronis Cyber Cloud. This approach ensures they are always protected from the latest cyberthreats – while giving you access to high-demand features and functionalities that help you better protect your clients.

In the latest release, we introduce new features and changes to our pricing, licensing, and editions to make it even easier for you to deliver cyber protection to your clients.

Targeted phishing takes aim at Acronis – and loses

Phishing attacks, which involve criminals posing as legitimate contacts use emails and instant messaging to trick victims into providing valuable information like login credentials and banking or credit card details, is a major challenge for organizations ... and it’s on the rise.

The Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG) Phishing Activity Trends Report for Q1 2020 notes that phishing attacks rose to the highest level since 2016, with more than 60,000 phishing sites being reported in March alone.

As a member of APWG, Acronis can confirm that we’ve seen an uptick as well and Acronis employees of all levels receive well-crafted phishing emails every day. Let’s look at one recent example that targeted one of our c-level executives. 

Acronis Cyber Cloud - July updates

Acronis has moved away from big, version-based launches of the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform, and switched to a new cadence of monthly updates to the MSP services platform. Since the 9.0 release, when Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud was introduced, there have already been two product updates —July’s release is the third. These rapid improvements brought a number of highly demanded cyber protection features to help you successfully adjust your clients to working remotely without sacrificing their protection.

Going forward, we’ll have smaller but more frequent releases. This approach will simplify and speed up the adoption of new capabilities — each release will have fewer changes, making it easier to learn and implement. The shortened planning and development cycle will enable us to quickly address changes in the current work environment, so we can deliver the most demanded features and innovations in Acronis products every month.