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Bug Bounty Programs: Significant Benefits, Challenges

Jan 03 by George V. Hulme

There are many reasons why an enterprise may want to implement a bug bounty program. Most notably is that no matter how good an organization’s software testing is, how proficiently developers code security, or how thorough an organization’s software security assessments– there will always be flaws. These flaws make it possible for attackers to exploit security vulnerabilities and bypass security defenses.

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The big cybersecurity trends that will likely continue through 2017

Dec 12 by George V. Hulme

Predictions are never easy, and they are seldom right or very useful: but they are always fun. And as the holiday season is upon us and the New Year approaches so does the time of year reflection and, you guessed it: cybersecurity predictions.

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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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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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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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The Value Beyond the Hype: Applying Machine Learning in APT Detection

Sep 15 by Dragos Gavrilut

Advanced Persistent Threats are the plague of enterprise security, crippling businesses and IT careers through costly data breaches and massive losses. They routinely evade traditional security systems and steal confidential corporate information without a trace.

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Cloud use increases attack surface up to 100-fold; companies fail to keep up with flood of threats

Aug 24 by Razvan Muresan

Companies’ attackable surface area has increased by a factor of two to 100 times as CIOs have started migrating corporate information from traditional data centers to a cloud infrastructure, boosting server workloads, according to a recent research.

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Tor vs. I2P – Anonymization and B2B Opportunity

Aug 18 by Liviu Arsene

The internet is a far stranger place than the average user gets to experience. It’s used not only for everyday activities such as looking up recipes and updating Facebook statuses, but also for activities that might land users in jail.

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Financial Services Providers Remain a Big Target of Security Intruders

Aug 08 by Razvan Muresan

Some time ago we examined the key cyber security issues and challenges facing a number of industries. Things change fast in the security arena, so we thought it would make sense to provide an updated look at some of these sectors.

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