vulnerability assessments

New update adds vulnerability assessments to Acronis True Image

Our commitment to keeping users protected means enhancing Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions with the capabilities needed to keep their system, device data, and backups secure from the latest threats. That’s why today, we’re releasing an update to Acronis True Image that adds a new vulnerability assessment tool to close the gaps in their system’s security, as well as an enhanced antiransomware engine and improved disk cloning capabilities for Windows machines.

Vulnerability assessments and patch management: more important than you think

As the number of people working from home remains at record levels, it’s important to remember that cybercriminals compromise home computer users and businesses in a variety of ways. One of the most popular and effective tactics is exploiting vulnerabilities in software, either in the operating system itself or in any third-party applications that are installed.

Let's look at what vulnerabilities are, how they are closed, the challenges of patch management, and how the newly released Acronis Cyber Protect strengthens your patch management capabilities.  

Top Windows Vulnerabilities May 2020

Every month, more than a thousand software vulnerabilities get reported or updated, and May 2020 was no different. While the numbers dropped slightly compared to March and April, VulnDB registered 1,225 new vulnerabilities in May, with most of these vulnerabilities affecting the widely used family of Microsoft Windows products.

In total, Microsoft released patched for 111 vulnerabilities for various products, with 16 of the CVEs rated critical and the remaining 95 as classified as important. Adobe also released patches for 36 vulnerabilities in May.

Acronis Cyber Services Democratizes Enterprise-grade Cybersecurity

Every modern organization relies on data to compete and survive, so it is critical that they are #CyberFit so they are prepared to handle any threat to their data that may come along. Given how fast the digital landscape is changing and ever-evolving nature of cyberthreats, protecting your people, technology and processes is an ongoing challenge.

Large enterprises regularly retain experts who to help plan their defenses, train their employees and test the organization’s cybersecurity posture. Yet smaller organizations haven’t had the same ability to test and strengthen their cybersecurity – until now.

In a move that makes world-class cybersecurity services available to organizations of all sizes, Acronis has expanded beyond its technology solutions to launch of Acronis Cyber Services. This new offering creates a single point resource where organizations can access a range of risks assessment, security awareness, and incident response services that previously have been too complex and costly for them to consider.