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

Acronis , a global leader in cyber protection , has announced it is 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 organisations . 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 ,” said Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei ‘ SB ’ Beloussov . 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 .”
Through this partnership , Acronis will contribute its unique approach to cyber
“ Having been at the forefront of the new IT discipline of cyber protection , Acronis brings

Twitter selects AWS as strategic provider to serve timelines

Twitter has selected AWS to provide global cloud infrastructure to deliver Twitter timelines . Under the multi-year deal , Twitter will leverage AWS ’ s infrastructure and portfolio of services to support delivery of millions of daily Tweets .

This expansion onto AWS marks the first time Twitter is leveraging the public cloud to scale its real-time service . Twitter will rely on the breadth and depth of AWS , including capabilities in compute , containers , storage and security , to reliably deliver the real-time service with the lowest latency , while continuing to develop and deploy new features to improve how people use Twitter . The new agreement builds on the companies ’ more than decade-long collaboration , where AWS continues to provide Twitter with storage , compute , database and content delivery services to support its distribution of images , videos and ad content .
“ We are excited to work with AWS to expand the infrastructure Twitter uses to serve the public conversation as we grow globally ,” said Parag Agrawal , Chief Technology Officer , Twitter .
“ The collaboration with AWS will improve performance for people who use Twitter by enabling us to serve Tweets from data centers closer to our customers at the same time as we leverage the Arm-based architecture of AWS Graviton2 instances . In addition to helping us scale our infrastructure , this work with AWS enables us to ship features faster as we apply AWS ’ s diverse and growing portfolio of services .”
“ Twitter ’ s decision to rely on AWS infrastructure and services for its real-time workloads will help them instantly scale their global footprint up and down without ever compromising the experience for people who use Twitter ,” said Matt Garman , Vice President , Sales and Marketing at Amazon Web Services , Inc . “ By using AWS container services to create a seamless hybrid on-premises and cloud environment , Twitter can innovate and deliver new experiences quickly and cost-effectively .”
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