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Author: Razvan Muresan

Former business journalist, Razvan is passionate about supporting SMEs into building communities and exchanging knowledge on entrepreneurship. He enjoys having innovative approaches on hot topics and thinks that the massive amount of information that attacks us on a daily basis via TV and internet makes us less informed than we even think. The lack of relevance is the main issue in nowadays environment so he plans to emphasize real news on Bitdefender blogs.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

One in five companies will replace physical access cards with smartphones by 2020, Gartner predicts

Jan 18 by Razvan Muresan

Some 20 percent of organizations will use smartphones instead of physical access cards by 2020, according to a report by advisory company Gartner.

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How patented machine-learning boosts ransomware detection and prevents businesses from being encrypted

Jan 12 by Razvan Muresan

Ransomware, the most prolific cyber threat of the moment, gains foothold in organizations and companies via file-sharing networks, e-mail attachments, malicious links or compromised websites that allow direct downloads.

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DDoS Attacks on the Rise—Here’s What Companies Need to Do

Dec 28 by Razvan Muresan

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been going on for years. But in recent months they seem to have gained much more attention, in part because of high-profile incidents that affected millions of users.

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Most companies have suffered a recent significant cybersecurity incident

Dec 21 by Razvan Muresan

Some 57% of CIO/CISOs surveyed by the consultancy firm EY have experienced a recent significant cybersecurity incident, proving that more work is needed to strengthen the corporate shield.

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IT security budget may be misleading indicator of security, Gartner says

Dec 19 by Razvan Muresan

IT security spending ranges from about 1 percent to 13 percent of the IT budget, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner. But spending can be a misleading indicator of program effectiveness, analysts say.

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Machine-learning fuels Bitdefender’s intellectual property program, boosting the number of patents

Dec 15 by Razvan Muresan

“Nowadays, if you stand still you won’t be able to keep your edge in the market or wherever you currently are,” says Florin Talpes, Bitdefender’s CEO and founder. “You have to be restless, in a good way. The moment you start looking for solutions and start to deepen and brush up these solutions, that’s where innovation is born.”

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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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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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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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Security of data in transit, the main security concern of CIOs who migrate data to hybrid cloud

Nov 10 by Razvan Muresan

Companies are slowly joining the bandwagon with hybrid cloud adoption, but Gartner estimates that it’s still three to five years from going mainstream. By the end of 2015, only 15 percent of enterprises have adopted it so far, although the demand for hybrid cloud is estimated to be growing at a compound rate of 27% a year, outpacing overall IT market growth, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets, cited by The Journal. The company said it expects the hybrid cloud market to reach $85 billion in 2019, up from $25 billion in 2014.

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The dark side of virtualization: two in three IT decision makers in the US fear job loss caused by security breaches

Nov 07 by Razvan Muresan

An October 2016 Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs shows that virtualization is a strategic priority, yet they are still not fully ready for the security challenges this environment brings. Hybrid infrastructures have become the major common architecture in the enterprise environment and CIOs have to adapt to the new world. 

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