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Acronis and World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity partner to stop rising cybercrime around the globe

Combatting the rapidly evolving cybercrime landscape, Acronis brings cyber protection insights to efforts aimed at addressing systemic cybersecurity challenges and improving digital trust 

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, 30 November 2020Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced it was partnering with the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity to join the efforts of this private-public network to respond to the world’s growing cybersecurity threats.

As the digital economy becomes an ever-increasing driver around the globe, cybersecurity becomes a primary concern. Engaging leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, and a multitude of sectors, the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity champions cybersecurity as a competitive advantage that creates value and opportunities for public and private organizations.

Through this partnership, Acronis will contribute its unique approach to cyber protection, which provides a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, to develop innovations that will solve the security and protection challenges of the future. Specifically, Acronis will engage in the Cyber Risk and Corporate Governance project to help establish a baseline understanding of key cybersecurity issues, while providing guidance on strategies for security and cyber resiliency.  

“The Forum’s most recent global risk report noted that the top five global threats were cybersecurity-related, with cyberattacks and data theft among the most immediate dangers,” according to Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov. “Having been at the forefront of the new IT discipline of cyber protection, Acronis brings a unique, comprehensive perspective to the protection challenges facing today’s institutions. By collaborating with our peers, we can ensure business and government leaders have the tools and frameworks needed to meet their cybersecurity obligations of the modern world.”

As part of the company’s new involvement in the platform, Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov brought his expertise to the Centre for Cybersecurity’s annual meeting, which occurred November 16-17, 2020.

“Cybersecurity is critically important in the digital world, yet every day we witness successful breaches. Acronis uniquely offers a cyber protection platform that natively integrates the five layers of protection into a single offering: prevention, detection, response, recovery, and forensics,” said René Bonvanie, chairman of the board of Acronis. "In doing so, Acronis is offering a highly effective and efficient approach to modern cybersecurity challenges.”

The partnership also means institutional leaders from both the private and public sectors will benefit from strategy and governance standards that have been developed, in part, using the holistic approach of cyber protection.

To learn more about the Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions, visit https://www.acronis.com.

About the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity

With a view to securing our digital future, the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity is leading the global response to address systemic cybersecurity challenges and improve digital trust. It is an independent and fully impartial global platform focused on fostering international dialogues and collaboration to tackle the most salient cybersecurity challenges, convening key stakeholders from public and private sectors. For more information, visit www.weforum.org/centre-for-cybersecurity



About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.



Press contacts:

Kayla Fedorowicz
Acronis International GmbH
+1781782-9086; (019060)
Kayla.Fedorowicz@acronis.com


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