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Three in four IT managers in the UK fear having to pay financial compensation in case of a security breach

Dec 08 by Razvan Muresan

A Bitdefender study on large UK companies revealed that 75 percent of IT decision makers fear having to pay financial compensation in case of a security breach, while 69 percent even fear their own job safety. Moreover, 53 percent of IT decision makers are concerned regarding the security management of hybrid infrastructures.

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Desktops are the most popular corporate devices among businesses, corporate mobile devices still not widespread, Gartner says

Dec 07 by Razvan Muresan

Mobile device adoption in the workplace is not yet mature, found a recent survey from the advisory company Gartner. Four in five of workers surveyed by Gartner received one or more corporate-issued devices, but desktops are still the most popular corporate device among businesses, with more than half of workers receiving corporate-issued desktop PCs.

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IoT - powered DDoS attacks and SCADA incidents will make top security headlines in 2017, Bitdefender predicts

Dec 06 by Bogdan Botezatu

Bitdefender experts predict a marked rise in IoT attacks against individuals and companies alike, continuing trouble with encrypting ransomware, IoT botnets, adware and the revival of darknet markets for illegal goods and services.

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Five new malware programs are discovered every second

Dec 05 by Graham Cluley

The numbers are in, and they don’t look too good.

A new report from the respected independent testing agency AV-Test.org reveals some scary-sounding facts about the state of malware today.

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How to Develop a Face Recognition System Using Neuronal Networks

Nov 29 by Adrian Miron

There is a lot of noise about artificial intelligence lately - plenty of controversy regarding what it is and, especially what it isn’t. From a researcher’s perspective, neuronal networks are a powerful tool that enables automation of tedious big data tasks, but also one that also encourages experiments in other areas of research.

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Insecure IoT Devices find their way on Enterprise Networks

Nov 24 by George V. Hulme

When the topic of IoT security comes up, it’s often considered a consumer security issue – fancy controllable houselights, baby monitors, home security systems, and anything else that can be networked. That’s a mistake and IoT devices are certainly marching onto the enterprise. Earlier this week Zscaler published results that took a look at IoT security, and they found a number of enterprise devices were comprised, as well as a number of other startling results.

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Risky Business: How Telecommunications Companies Are Dealing with Threats

Nov 22 by Bogdan Botezatu

Few industries have as broad an impact on other sectors and on society in general as telecommunications. Imagine trying to communicate with people without wired or wireless services.

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Half of US CIOs complain about insufficient network control, inability to monitor workloads across clouds

Nov 21 by Razvan Muresan

Some 47% of IT professionals are unable to monitor workloads across clouds, while 44% agree or strongly agree there is insufficient network control and monitoring in the cloud, according to a Bitdefender survey on US IT decision makers.

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Optimize security in an increasingly complex world

Nov 18 by George V. Hulme

There’s no doubt that enterprise environments are growing more complex by the day. Just consider the fluid nature of cloud computing and virtualization, the increase in the number of workloads, applications, and types of applications, coupled with the fact that they are distributed among on-premises and various types of cloud, and the explosion of mobile and accelerated adoption of IoT in recent years.

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We need IoT security standards, and we need them now!

Nov 17 by Luana Pascu

Could IoT be missing the mark? To get real value out of this technology, companies and even governments have to come up with standards and a coherent plan to let smart devices improve our lives as they are meant to. Right now, the industry is acting irresponsibly by only focusing on user experience to steal a march upon their competitors.

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Outsider attack, the main cyber threat US companies are not prepared for

Nov 16 by Razvan Muresan

The main cyber threats companies are not prepared for are: outsider attack (43%), data vulnerability (38%), insider sabotage (35%), user errors (35%), and phishing (35%), according to a Bitdefender survey on US IT decision makers.

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Cyber Security Spending Spree Expected to Continue

Nov 15 by Bogdan Botezatu

Recent industry research studies provide a clear sense of what’s happening in terms of cyber security spending—and it’s probably good news for many security executives. Investments in technologies to protect data resources are going up, likely a reflection of the greater emphasis on security at the highest levels of organizations.

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