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Companies Advanced in Data Security Are Seeing Solid Revenue Growth

Oct 19 by Filip Truta

Businesses with a good understanding of the latest cyber-security solutions and data protection laws are reaping the payoff in terms of significant revenue growth, according to a report by Oxford Economics.

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Failure to Detect a Breach May Wreak Havoc in Corporate IT Infrastructures, CISOs Say

Oct 18 by Razvan Muresan

Failure to detect an advanced cyberattack or a targeted threat as soon as it occurs may lead to full infrastructure compromise, irreversible data loss, and financial repercussions from which some companies may never recover, according to a Bitdefender survey of 1,050 CISOs in the US and Europe.

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Anthem Agrees to $16 Million Settlement Following Compromise of 80 Million Health Records

Oct 17 by Luana Pascu

Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the US, will pay $16 million to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights following a data breach that exposed the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of almost 80 million people. Anthem will also initiate a corrective action plan to include thorough risk analysis and regular reporting.

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When it Comes to Container Security Enterprises Are Their Own Worst Enemy

Oct 16 by George V. Hulme

Much like the early days of virtualization, containers got a bum rap when it came to data security. I say this because just like virtualization, securing containers is more about securing what is happening inside, rather than the security of the wrapper.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The Most Effective Weapons Against Ransomware

Oct 15 by Filip Truta

An essential part of an IT department’s mission is to stay atop the latest technological trends. And that includes protecting corporate networks by leveraging the latest security solutions and processes.

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Lack of Specialists, Tools, Budget and Knowledge Are the Main Roadblocks for Financial Sector in 2018

Oct 12 by Luana Pascu

The financial services industry has been one of the most targeted in 2018, with third-party risks still the main cause of data breaches in this sector. Almost 50 percent of financial institutions were breached in the past year, found a survey conducted by Bitdefender, while almost 60 percent experienced an advanced persistent attack or seen signs of suspicious behavior in their infrastructure.

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Ransomware Might Not be as Prevalent, but Organizations Still Need to Be as Vigilant as Possible in Building Defenses

Oct 10 by Razvan Muresan

How big a problem is ransomware for organizations, and is it getting worse? That depends on who’s providing the information about this cyber threat—although experts seem to agree that organizations need to continue taking ransomware seriously.

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IDC Numbers Show Security Spending Is Off the Charts, Budgets Appropriately Reflected by Business Size

Oct 09 by Filip Truta

Security remains a top-of-mind priority for companies in every vertical as they seek to protect themselves from cyber-attacks while meeting stringent new regulatory requirements. International Data Corporation (IDC) projects security will be a $133.7 billion market in 2022.

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HHS Urges FDA to Do More on Medical Device Security

Oct 08 by George V. Hulme

We’ve been writing for a few years now about the dangers of connected medical devices and how the U.S. F.D.A. has sought to increase the security of these devices. Previously, in St. Jude Takes Steps to Secure Vulnerable Medical Implants we covered the security surrounding St. Jude medical devices. We covered how the FDA Seeks Secure Medical Device Development Lifecycle and the FDA Prescribes Safer Path for Connected Medical Devices.

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MSP Networks Actively Targeted by Nation-State APTs, US Government Warns

Oct 06 by Luana Pascu

The US Department of Homeland Security Computer Emergency Readiness Team has just issued a technical alert earlier this week, warning that US companies operating in critical sectors are at risk, as cyberespionage attempts from foreign governments were detected. Key targets include Information Technology (IT), Energy, Healthcare and Public Health, Communications, and Critical Manufacturing. From as early as May 2016, CERT says extensive Advanced Persistent Threat tactics, techniques, and procedures were deployed to infiltrate MSPs (managed service providers) customer networks to steal confidential information and interfere with government and business operations.

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The Stakes Are High for Data Breaches – Most Organizations Believe Hackers Can Penetrate Their Network

Oct 05 by Filip Truta

New data protection laws are cropping up at every pace, as cybercriminals continue to hone their infiltration techniques while the number of data breaches reported by businesses big and small continues to be on the rise.

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2018 State of DevOps: Great for Security

Oct 04 by Ericka Chickowski

The annual State of DevOps report is out for 2018 and the study offered up some very strong proof points for the tight relationship between mature DevOps practices and improved security operations.

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