Acronis Unveils Plans for a Global Summit to Launch the Cyber Protection Revolution

Conference to Assemble Experts, Innovators, Customers, and
Partners for an Unprecedented Collaboration to Address the Need for
Cyber Protection

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acronis, a global leader in cyber
protection
, today announced its first Acronis Global Cyber Summit (https://acronis.events/summit2019/)
to be held at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami, FL from October 13-16,
2019. Bringing together global partners, ISVs, and industry pundits, the
Summit will be the premier conference focused on improving the
protection of critical data assets and systems for enterprises and small
businesses alike.

The two-and-a-half day conference will feature presentations from a host
of experts, including Robert Herjavec, noted cybersecurity expert and
co-host of television’s Emmy Award-winning Shark Tank, former FBI
counter-intelligence operative and author Eric O’Neill, and
internationally recognized security analyst and writer Keren Elazari.

“Given recent changes in technology and how we’re using data today, the
industry finds itself at a crossroads when it comes to protecting the
digital assets,” said Elazari. “The organizers of the Acronis Global
Cyber Summit have struck on an interesting vision for what the future
holds in both the data protection and cybersecurity industries. I’m
looking forward to being part of the discussion.”

Modern Data Requires Modern Protection

Today’s companies face a constantly evolving constellation of threats to
their data. Enterprises must manage data volumes that have exploded from
1.45 PB in 2015 to 9.70 PB last year1. At the same time,
global losses from cybercrime are reaching $600B annually2.
Increasingly, traditional data protection and cybersecurity solution are
ill-equipped to counter modern threats, putting organizations worldwide
at risk.

Acronis is leading a movement to revitalize and integrate data
protection and cybersecurity to create advanced cyber
protection
— ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy,
authenticity, and security of data (SAPAS, or the Five Vectors of Cyber
Protection). The Acronis Global Cyber Summit will bring this vision into
sharp focus as experts and industry leaders examine how cyber protection
can better meet the requirements of today’s IT professionals and
companies to protect all data, applications, and systems.

To create a larger ecosystem that delivers SAPAS-based cyber protection,
Acronis recently
opened early access
to third-party developers to the Acronis
Cyber Platform
. Access to the platform, which will be
made publicly available at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit, enables
broader support for data protection, and the development of applications
so developers can expand the functionality and integrations of their
apps, while gaining access to Acronis’ large ecosystem.

Developers can choose to specifically address one of the Five Vectors of
Cyber Protection, or address them all as the upcoming Acronis
Total Protect
does by merging backup, cybersecurity, and system
management capabilities into one solution. Acronis Total Protect will
officially launch at the Summit as well.

“With the cybersecurity market expected to reach $300 billion by 20243,
there are huge opportunities throughout the industry for those willing
to act now,” observed Lance Crosby, Founder, CEO, and Chairman
of StackPath and one of the featured speakers at the Summit. “From
service providers delivering next-level cyber protection to resellers
looking to evolve their businesses to include service delivery, to ISVs
that want to integrate cyber protection into their development flow –
there’s money to be made by helping safeguard data.”

Insightful Breakouts and Customer-Led Sessions

In addition to keynotes from world-class speakers, Acronis leaders, and
Acronis partners, the Summit will also offer exclusive partner training
sessions, unique social and networking events (like a Women in Tech
Breakfast), customer and partner advisory councils, and technical
breakouts that address the latest in cyber protection innovations and
Acronis solutions.

Breakout sessions will be tailored to service providers, resellers,
ISVs, enterprises, and SMBs to help them understand, build, and manage
solutions to address imminent and long-term challenges in data
protection and cybersecurity. Session categories include:

1. Anticipating and responding to new cyberthreat actors and malware

2. Using blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for
cyber protection

3. Building cyber protection for edge computing and hybrid cloud
scenarios

4. Delivering compelling customer solutions on the Acronis cyber
protection infrastructure

5. Adopting cyber protection best practices from partner and customer
case studies

“Our community is critically important to us and this event will bring
to life the vision of SAPAS that we’ve been building across all facets
of our business during the last five years,” said Serguei Beloussov
(SB), Acronis Founder and Executive Officer. “We couldn’t be more
excited to bring it all together and share it with our ecosystem of
trusted advisors and partners.”

Thought Leaders Team Up with Acronis

Main-stage sessions will feature keynotes from leading visionaries and
experts in the data protection, cybersecurity, and cloud services
industries. Featured
speakers scheduled to appear include
:

  • Robert Herjavec, global cybersecurity entrepreneur, former
    Cybersecurity Advisor for the Government of Canada, and member of the
    US Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Cybersecurity.
  • Keren Elazari, internationally recognized security analyst,
    researcher, writer, and speaker. Covers emerging security technologies
    as an independent strategic analyst. Works with leading Israeli
    security firms, government organizations, and Fortune 500 companies.
  • Eric O’Neill, former undercover field operative for the FBI who
    helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history –
    Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the FBI and the first Russian
    cyber spy.
  • Lance Crosby, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of StackPath, and
    Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Southwest. Founder of
    SoftLayer Technologies, which he grew into a $400 million global
    business before selling it to IBM.
  • Linda Babcock, Professor of Economics and Chair of the
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon
    University. Fortune Magazine named her book, Women Don’t Ask:
    Negotiation and the Gender Divide
    as one of the 75 smartest
    business books of all time.
  • SB – Serguei Beloussov, Founder and Chief Executive of Acronis.
    Entrepreneur and business executive with a 24-year history of
    building, growing, and leading high-performing, multi-national
    high-tech companies in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Other speakers scheduled to appear include Christian Böing,
Chairman of the Executive Board of STRATO AG; Erick Simpson,
co-founder of one of the first “Pure Play” MSPs in the industry; Graeme
Hackland
, CIO for the Williams Group, one of the world’s leading
Formula One racing teams; Katya Fisher, Partner and Practice
Group Leader, Blockchain and Technology Transactions at Greenspoon
Marder; Laurent Dedenis, CEO and Co-Founder of Chainstack; Cheryl
Robinson
, Founder of Ready2Roar; Michael Frisby, Managing
Director at Cobweb and former lead at Microsoft’s SMB Managed Reseller
channel; and Naveen Chhabra of Forrester, who provides strategic
guidance to their vendor and end user clients.

A full list of speakers is available at acronis.events/summit2019/#s-speakers.

Event registration is now open. The
Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 event page has full details
.

Sponsorship packages are available. Contact [email protected]
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About Acronis

Acronis leads the world in cyber
protection
; solving safety, accessibility, privacy,
authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup,
security,
disaster
recovery
, and enterprise
file sync and share solutions
, running on hybrid
cloud storage
: on-premises, or in the cloud or at the edge. Enhanced
by AI
technologies
and blockchain-based
authentication
, Acronis protects all data, in any
environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and
applications. With 500,000 business customers, and a powerful worldwide
community of Acronis API-enabled service providers, resellers and ISV
partners. Acronis is trusted by 79
of the top 100 most valuable brands
and has over 5 million
customers. With dual headquarters in Switzerland and Singapore, Acronis
is a global organization with offices worldwide and customers and
partners in over 190 countries. Learn more at acronis.com

1Dell
EMC Survey, as reported by TechRepublic

2Center
for Strategic and International Studies

3MarketStudyReport.com
Adds New Cybersecurity Market 2018 – 2024

Contacts

Tara Stred
(781) 782-9062
[email protected]

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