W Series, the all female racing category announced on Tuesday that they have entered into a partnership with Acronis who become their official cyber security partner.
Speaking about the announcement, W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir commented saying:
Acronis’ innovative and award-winning cyber protection solutions are used by many of the leading automotive companies and sporting organisations around the world. Therefore, today’s announcement of a multi-year partnership, against the backdrop of the ongoing global health crisis and the devastating economic impact that has had, is a significant endorsement of W Series and our mission.
“It has become clear in our discussions with Acronis that they are as committed to improving equality and diversity in motorsport as we are, and their bespoke data management system will improve the speed and accuracy with which we can share our content, thereby helping to spread our message further and faster.
“Acronis’ support will be vital as we prepare to resume our on-track racing programme in 2021 with a schedule which is bigger and better than ever before. The W Series Esports League has also kept our drivers sharp and our fans entertained, and Acronis’ commitment to that brand-new platform reflects our own.
Founder and Executive Officer with Acronis, Serguei Beloussov commented saying:
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, cyberattacks have increased five-fold. Cybercriminals are ruthlessly targeting a workforce that has largely migrated to working from home on less secure networks. Acronis Cyber Protect is perfectly designed to combat this threat, as it allows for system administrators to remotely manage and protect even devices that are not on the same network, so home users can keep both their professional and personal data safe and secure. We are honoured to have been chosen to help the W Series team get #CyberFit, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with the team.”