Reselling cloud security has never been easier. Here’s why

If you’re reading this wondering whether or not you should add cloud security to your portfolio, then stay with us. In this article, we will explain the reasons why you should be reselling cloud security and why it is more important than ever to keep your customers’ security up to date.

Do you remember when the world was attacked with another ransomware cyber attack (Petya) in 2017, following WannaCry, the second attack in just two months? We certainly do. Researchers initially thought that Petya was a second, stronger version of the original that hit in 2016, however, it has actually never been seen before. It mimicked the behaviours of the 2016 outbreak of Petya and after further research into the ransomware, researchers have said that the new Petya isn’t in fact ransomware. Curious behaviours of the malware suggest that the end goal of the malware isn’t to demand payment but to completely wipe and destroy the data beyond recovery.

Rewind again to two months earlier and organisations all over the world were hit with the massive cyber attack we know as WannaCry. WannaCry emerged on May 12th 2017 and within 3 days, it was reported that the ransomware infection had spread to over 230,000 computers in 150 countries, encrypting files and demanding bitcoin payment to recover them.

Contrary to initial belief, WannaCry apparently did not spread via malicious email campaigns, according to security company, Malwarebytes. After tracing the spread back to its source, Symantec have cited the exploit, known as “Eternal Blue,” was released online in April in the latest of a series of leaks by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.

EternalBlue is an SMBv2 exploit that targets Windows XP and 7, and uses the technique known as “Heap spraying”. Heap spraying refers to the injection of shellcode into vulnerable operating systems. But that’s not all. The code is capable of specifically targeting vulnerable machines and works directly to attack the Server Message Block (SMB) port 445. This operates as an application-layer network protocol mainly used for providing shared access to all business applications and data from emails, files and even the office printer.

With ransomware and cyber attacks so technologically advanced, it is essential that every business has the option as to whether or not they would like to take precautions against such attacks. In addition to being so advanced, cyber crime has been said to be the fastest growing crime in the United States and is estimated to cost the world 6 trillion dollars by 2021. From now until 2021 with the ever increasing numbers of cyber attacks, global spending on cybersecurity is predicted to exceed beyond 1 trillion dollars. If you’re not selling Cloud security, then you’re going to miss out on a big slice of this growing market.

We talk specifically about cloud security as it is the most secure, scalable, reliable, accessible and affordable option for any business, large or small, so there is no reason as to why every business cannot implement a strong security strategy. To any business, cyber crime one of the greatest threats to businesses and generally speaking, no business in today’s world would want to take any risks over compromising data.

Security vendors Symantec and Acronis offer world class security and backup solutions to block any potential threats and securely back up business data in the event of a cyber attack.

Cloud gives us the flexibility and security to protect what we need and rest assured in the knowledge we have procedures in place to stop ever growing cyber crime.

Secure, scalable, reliable.Accessible and affordable.

Call our awesome cloud specialists today who can provide you tips, tricks, support and more so that you can offer your customers the services that matter most to their business.

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