November 30, 2020
Press release

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 2020 - Acronis, 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 Serg Bell. "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 Serg Bell 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 is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 45 locations across the globe. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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