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After multiple attacks against the technology giant in March, Acer has again fallen victim to a string of cyberattacks. Acer India and Acer Taiwan were both breached, leaving customers and employees at risk. In other cybersecurity news, the hacker responsible for the 2014 attack against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was sentenced to 7 years in prison.Multiple Acer locations suffer cyberattacks in same weekFollowing a ransomware attack and $50 million ransom demand this past March, the company has again been struck by a string of cyberattacks. Early last week, the systems at Acer India were breached and a significant amount of data was stolen. Less than a week later, the company’s Taiwan location also fell victim to a cyberattack that again saw employee and product information stolen, though no additional ransom payment was requested. The group responsible claims that they only perpetrated the Taiwan breach to prove the point that Acer neglected their cybersecurity respons
Webroot was once again recognized for efficacy in small business endpoint protection by the software testing firm SE Labs, this time for the July - September 2021 time period. This is a full year in a row now!Oct-Dec 2020 - 95% Jan-Mar 2021 - 98% Apr-Jun 2021 - 96% Jul-Sep 2021 - 95%Webroot Business Endpoint Protection received a 95 percent total accuracy score in the test. Based in the UK, SE Labs is one of the security industry’s most trusted providers of third-party efficacy testing, and it is an honor to receive their AAA back-to-back for a full year.For more info, you can go to SE Labs and read the report when it is released
UPDATE: The mods are graciously declining prizes for everyone to have a chance at top prizes. Please use this Leaderboard and disregard the homepage leaderboard widgetHere are the winners from last night according to my as official as it gets screenshot of the leaderboard before reset. Please be sure to read the original contest post to see details about what prizes you’ll win at the end of the month (can only one one prize of each tier). Congratulations to @Jasper_The_Rasper @TripleHelix @ProTruckDriver @Ssherjj @jhartnerd123 @Rythmicone @luckygecko @smith2006 @durantash @BrianB23 Remember, all winners in this months contest will be DM’d with what they won and to get shipping address. All prizes will be shipped after Halloween as I’m sure many of you tagged on this post will win other prizes. Prizes can only be shipped to US,CA,UK. Also congratulations to @Kitkat737 for winning the random comment prize on the post for a keyboard. There will be another one of these random giveaways thi
Big news, Community! You talked, we listened and took action.Carbonite + Webroot, OpenText Companies, are excited to announce the release of two new MDR (Managed Detection and Response) options for customers looking for proactive threat detection and response capabilities to become truly resilient against cyber threats, like ransomware.Webroot MDR powered by Blackpoint is a turnkey solution for MSPs developed by world-class security experts to provide 24/7/365 threat hunting, monitoring and remediation. OpenText MDR is designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with specific implementation and integration requirements determined by their business and IT environments.Both solutions are powered by the industry leading BrightCloud Threat Intelligence platform. The same contextual insights trusted by many of the world’s leading technology vendors will now help security operations center (SOC) personnel detect threats earlier and work to remediate them quicker.Together, these sol
EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO WIN SOME FREE STUFF - GET IN HEREUPDATE: The mods are graciously declining prizes for everyone to have a chance at top prizes. Please use this Leaderboard and disregard the homepage leaderboard widget It’s spooky time! To Kick off Nastiest Malware 2021 proper and to show our thanks to this community over the many years and changes we’re going to make this Halloween extra special. The next 4 weeks we’re giving away lots of PRIZES for just being an active member of the community and dominating the leaderboard… We’re also giving away raffle prizes to those who comment in random topics (hint: this post). What can I win? We have lots of cool prizes to give away, just remember that you can only win ONE of EACH type of gift. If you win 1st place prize twice, I will give you an option of lower tier prizes you have not already won (and if that person is also okay being upgraded). If some of you have won so much and had your fill you can absolutely choose to give the gift
In the third and final episode of our series, Ransomware 2021, our featured experts dive into the proliferation of ransomware, explore why businesses and individuals are being attacked and describe how security plus backup create a strong cybersecurity posture against this multi-billion-dollar industry.Is your cybersecurity posture and cyber hygiene up to code?Upholding a strong cybersecurity posture involves a multi-layered approach. This approach starts with shifting our ideas of what constitutes a security threat to encompass the modern, global and interconnected world we all live in. This approach also incorporates the practice of good cyber hygiene.Maintaining cyber hygiene requires users to be mindful of suspicious emails and attachments, taking stock of all hardware and software we use and ensuring they are updated regularly with adequate antivirus software in place. It also involves regular security awareness training to remind users of the constantly shifting threat landscape
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we have decided to get things moving on the community with a BIG giveaway program that will take place over the next month. This giveaway will start on Monday, October 4th and end on Halloween - Look out for that official start of giveaway “Spooky Community Contest” thread on that day! We have a lot of prizes that you can win in a number of ways:Being an active member on the community - make relevant posts, start discussions, answer questions that are posted by other members. Being a helpful member of our community will provide you with a chance to win our biggest prizes! We will be giving away random prizes on certain posts - look out for those! Leaderboard standings Note: We are changing how the points system of the leaderboard works very slightly. We are reducing points earned on certain activities to make it harder to “Game” that system Are you excited to earn some cool tech/toys?! Do you have any suggestions for this giveaway or for t
For a few years now we’ve been conducting surveys of IT professionals to determine their familiarity with, and attitudes toward, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The resulting data have been helpful in illustrating things like:Baseline cyber hygiene, including what cybersecurity tools are in use and how they’re used General experience with data breaches and attitudes toward the safety of their data How many organizations use cybersecurity tools with AI components Whether IT admins feel that AI actively contributes to the safety of their organizations or is marketing fluffWe titled this year’s survey Fact or Fiction: Perceptions and Misconceptions of AI and Machine Learning and expanded it to include professionals in the enterprise, mid-market organizations and private individuals. It’s one of the largest and most thorough reports on the topic we’ve put together to date and is packed with interesting findings.Historically, we’ve seen significant confusion surround
Webroot today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jennifer Schulze, Vice President, Partner Marketing to the highly respected 100 People You Don’t Know But Should for 2021!Schulze joined OpenText earlier this year, charged with leading the company’s channel and field marketing teams on a worldwide basis. Leveraging her more than 20 years of experience at SAP, GE and Epicor, she recruits best-in-class partners and drives partner success through education and lead generation.This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.These unsung channel heroes helped keep their companies and channel partners on track amid the massive and sudden shift to work from home, accelerated timelines for digital transformation and global supply chain disruptions that kept eve
Webroot® Security Awareness Training recently earned the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Certification for Cyber Security Programs after passing through its rigorous certification process. The 500k+ strong local and state workforce will now benefit from the security trainings, phishing simulators and interactive campaigns we offer.Texas can expect real results from adding Webroot® Security Awareness Training to its roster of certified programs. Customer data shows regular phishing simulations can reduce click-through by up to 72% and a 20% reduction in malware incidents when trainings are used in conjunction with endpoint security.The extra layer of defense our trainings bring comes at a critical time in cybersecurity. Ransomware, phishing scams, and data breaches are surging. And the move to hybrid work environments has created new network vulnerabilities and a blurring of the lines between personal and work devices.With knowledge a critical component of defending agai
Ryuk, SamSam, WannaCry, NotPetya, Darkside, REvil…Somewhere along the line, ransomware variants became household names for anyone with an even passing interest in infosec. But how did we get here?In the second episode of our series on ransomware, featured experts chart the rise of ransomware from a scam run by fake AVs to the multi-billion-dollar racket it is today. From humble origins, this form of online extortion has been co-opted by state-sponsored hackers and turned into a business model with ransomware as a service.An increasingly dangerous (and democratized) threatAs reliance on IT systems grew among businesses, cybercriminals began to realize they could target digital files and demand hard currencies in return. With WannaCry and NotPetya, ransomware combined with worm-like exploits spread with catastrophic consequences.Next, cryptocurrencies made it even easier for ransomware actors to receive and launder funds, leading to “an absolute explosion in extortion and ransomware-bas
Webroot was once again recognized for efficacy in small business endpoint protection by the software testing firm SE Labs, this time for the April - June 2021 time period.Webroot Business Endpoint Protection received a 96 percent total accuracy score in the test. Based in the UK, SE Labs is one of the security industry’s most trusted providers of third-party efficacy testing, and it is an honor to receive their AAA back-to-back.For more info, you can go to SE Labs and read the report
Award-winning security on a proven management platformThe cybersecurity of your clients is constantly being tested in new and innovative ways. To stay ahead of cybercriminals, you need endpoint protection that’s both highly effective and highly manageable. Simply adding another system or console to manage can be little more than another burden on your time, doing little to enhance overall client security. But what if you could manage all your security solutions for all endpoints across all sites and/or clients using the same RMM platform you already use and trust?With Webroot and N-able, you can. What you get with N-able + WebrootThe Webroot N-able module increases efficiency by integrating next-generation Webroot Business Endpoint Protection directly into the N-able N-Central. It takes only minutes to install and configure. With the Webroot N-able integration, all crucial endpoint management data is available in one place to streamline operations and decrease response times. Combining
While it’s old news to those in the industry, cloud computing has raised questions about data sovereignty and storage that have yet to be fully hashed out. As nations continue to pass laws meant to protect the privacy and identities of their citizens, data storage regulations are subject to change.After hearing from clients and studying new regulations, we are aware that Brexit marks an example of such change. In order to avoid regulatory headaches for partners and clients based in the EU, Carbonite + Webroot, OpenText companies, have opted to open a new datacenter in the Netherlands beginning this August in addition to datacenters it currently operates in the U.K.Admins have the option of relying on this new location for compliance with local GDPR and EU data sovereignty requirements.Through data storage, cybersecurity and user awareness training, Carbonite + Webroot consistently strives to facilitate compliance with industry and governmental regulations for our clients. We hope the o
August marks the end of the Auvik Summer Treat Wave Series, and we hope you got lucky while staying safe from cyber threats.But if you weren’t a winner, or missed out on the series completely, we’re offering one more way to win. Take a trial of one of our business solutions today, and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card to use any way you like.Don’t wait until summer’s officially over. Browse Webroot + Carbonite business solutions here and be entered to win $50 when initiate your free trial.
Webroot today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Prentiss Donohue, EVP, SMB, Sales, to the highly respected Top 100 Executive list and The Top 25 Technology Disrupters Of 2021.CRN recognizes forward-thinking and innovative tech leaders who are nurturing, expanding, and radically transforming the IT channel. These executives have demonstrated a clear mastery of forward-thinking IT initiatives and channel-facing leadership strategies, helping solution providers stay ahead of the curve in the constantly changing world of IT innovation. Prentiss DonohueEVP, SMB, SalesOpenText “Donohue helped develop Webroot Business Management Console 6.0 to give MSPs and SMBs a more streamlined user experience when optimizing, executing and managing key layers of security.”Congratulations Prentiss!
Webroot and Carbonite were recognized by ChannelPro Network in this year’s Readers’ Choice Award in the following categories:Best Backup and Disaster Recovery vendor: Carbonite (Silver) Best Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery vendor: Carbonite (Silver) Best Endpoint Security vendor: Webroot (Silver) Best Security Awareness Training Solution: Webroot (Silver)ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Award honors the most SMB and partner-friendly products, technologies, services, programs and professional organizations in the channel today. Winning the awards reflects businesses’ increased investment to serving the partner and small business communities. Winners of the ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Awards were selected by readers of ChannelPro’s magazine and visitors to the website.Read the official results HERE Congratulations Team!
What’s Summer Treat Wave 2021?It’s a fun month of giveaways and this is your last week to enter!Every day, we’ll draw a winner for one of our amazing prizes. It might be headphones, gaming equipment, a tablet—there are all kinds of cool and helpful items available.You can sign up for Treat Wave anytime between now and July 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET by clicking this link.Here are the companies bringing you the Treat Wave:
Microsoft has ended support in their own applications for Internet Explorer and has announced the upcoming end of life for the browser. While this marks the end of an era, we are mirroring their decision, and have decided to cease support for the browser as well. That means the Carbonite® Server portal will cease to be supported on the Internet Explorer browser. We’re asking that all users who need access to the Carbonite Server portal to make plans to use a different internet browser prior to September 2021.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Webroot today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jennifer Grimaldi, Sr. Manager, Channel Marketing, to the highly respected Rising Female Stars of the IT Channel list for 2021.This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Rising Female Stars Of The IT Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.The very characteristics that saw us all through the pandemic are the ones exhibited by our 2021 Rising Female Stars: perseverance, a positive attitude and a whole lot of toughness. We honor their achievements as the world -- and the channel -- chart a course to what our new normal will be.“Grimaldi is credited with being a key component in the success of OpenText’s channel marketing strategy. She has taken the time to understand and really know the vendor’s MSP and channel partners and is shaping programs that best suit the
Webroot once again outperformed competitors in its latest round of testing by the performance benchmarking firm PassMark for March – May, 2021. In taking the highest score in the category, Webroot beat out competitors including BitDefender™, McAfee® and ESET® endpoint security solutions.PassMark® Software Party, Ltd. specializes in "the development of high quality performance benchmarking solutions as well as providing expert independent IT consultancy services to clients ranging from government organizations to major IT heavyweights."For this report, the company conducted objective testing of nine endpoint security products, including Webroot® Business Endpoint Security. Tests measured efficacy and performance in 15 categories including:Installation size Boot time CPU usage during idle and scan Memory usage during idle and initial scan Memory usage during scheduled scanWebroot stood out in several categories in addition to taking the overall best score awarded any endpoint security pr
What’s Summer Treat Wave 2021?It’s a fun month of giveaways!We know you work hard. So 19 of us in the IT space have joined together to reward you.How does Treat Wave work?Treat Wave runs for 22 business days, from July 1 through July 30, 2021.Every day, we’ll draw a winner for one of our amazing prizes. It might be headphones, gaming equipment, a tablet—there are all kinds of cool and helpful items available.The earlier you sign up, the more chances you’ll have to win!You can sign up for Treat Wave anytime between now and July 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET by clicking this link.Here are the companies bringing you the Treat Wave: