Cyber security is rapidly becoming a top concern for organisations already trying to get ahead of data protection issues.

The solution is a single tool that offers cyber protection to address both challenges, according to Acronis.

Kathy Gibson reports


Cyber protection essential in a world of pervasive IT

Cyber protection is becoming the new imperative as organisations around the world realise that the plethora of security tools and data protection protocols they’ve got running are doing little to protect them from being attacked or losing valuable data.

Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis, explains that the new imperative is to ensure that workloads are protected from the perspective of both data protection and cyber security.

“They must be protected against all possible problems,” he says. “And what is important is that the solution works.”

Beloussov points to five features Acronis believes are needed to meet this objective: safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity and security.

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Cyber crime costs industry up to $8trn a year

Cyber crime is costing businesses worldwide between $4-trillion and $8-trillion annually and has the potential to grow 20-fold over the next few years.

This is the message from cyber protection company Acronis CEO and founder Serguei Beloussov speaking at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020.

He explains that almost 80% of organisations use more than 50 different cyber security tools, and 37% use more than 100.

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Acronis plans to train one million people by 2022

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, has launched the Acronis #CyberFit Academy which plans to train one million people by 2022.

The new training and certification programme is designed to deliver insights to channel partners in how to position, sell and deploy the cyber protection solutions that modern organisations seek. The new educational initiative was announced yesterday at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020.

“Given the fast-changing and ever-evolving cyber landscape, companies must learn how to operate in the new digital reality or their business will cease to exist. Against that backdrop, the Acronis #CyberFit Academy is an active and scalable education engine designed to expand the company’s support of partners. With plans. The platform’s mission is to ensure partners become experts in cyber protection and can connect clients with the solutions that best meet their needs,” the company said.

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