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EDR and Cloud Workload Security on the Agenda for Bitdefender at Infosecurity EUROPE

May 23 by Liviu Arsene

What are your plans for 5-7 June 2018 ? If you are a security professional attending Infosecurity Europe in London, we'd be delighted to meet with you, answer your questions and offer our insights into the latest cyber security trends.

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Most Companies Still Unprotected Against 10-Year-Old Wireless Vulnerabilities

May 23 by Filip Truta

The Internet of Things may be mostly a consumer-facing phenomenon, but businesses too have become swayed by the IoT sensation. And, like regular users, they are starting to feel the heat caused by unsecured IoT devices.

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Cast your vote for Bitdefender Business Insights at the European Security Bloggers Awards

Every year, world’s best security blogs get to compete in the European Security Bloggers Awards, an event part of London’s Infosec Europe. This year, we are honored to be among the finalists in two categories, namely The Best Corporate Security Blog and The Best European Corporate Security Blog.

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Europe Hit with 80 Million Fraud Attempts in Q1 2018 as Merchants Favor Low-Friction Experiences over Security

May 22 by Filip Truta

The onset of 2018 has seen European businesses bombarded with cyberattacks, including a staggering 80 million pure fraud attempts. With a 30% increase in cybercrime year-over-year and strict new laws coming into effect this month, digital businesses in Europe – and indeed everywhere – need to make cyber-security a priority now more than ever.

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Loopholes in Cloud Security Exposed Online 50% of Corporate Databases

May 21 by Luana Pascu

Cloud security has grown into a major issue for enterprises, as only one company in six encrypts all data, according to a Bitdefender survey. While 85% of CISOs fear security flaws in the public cloud, as many as 51 percent of enterprises don’t properly secure their cloud storage services, according to RedLock, leaving their data exposed to hackers.

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Despite Cloud Popularity, Enterprises Still Struggle with Compliance and Security

May 18 by George V. Hulme

As we’ve covered in depth here over the past few years, enterprises have moved to cloud in a big way, with the estimated size of the cloud computing market to have been $130 billion globally in 2017. But those organizations who have made the move, especially when it involves sensitive or

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Half of Alerts Signaled by EDR Tools Are False Alarms; Lack of Personnel Prevents Rapid Detection and Response

May 17 by Razvan Muresan

As 250,000 new malicious programs and an increasing number of tailor-made threats try to wreak havoc on corporate IT infrastructures each day, the need for qualified information security personnel is higher than ever. Simultaneously, most companies struggle for rapid incident detection and response, with teams that can’t keep up with the sheer number of alerts their EDR solution identifies, and the difficulties in deploying and maintaining the entire endpoint security architecture.

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Most Companies Willing to Spend More on App Security Only After a Breach, Ponemon Study Shows

May 16 by Filip Truta

Most companies admit they don't invest enough in application security until after they've suffered a breach, and almost half lack clear visibility into their business-critical apps, according to new data sourced by Ponemon Institute.

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What's So Scary About GDPR?

May 15 by Ericka Chickowski

We're at less than a month before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations go live and global readiness still lags considerably. Companies around the world are in varying states of compliance, with a fair number of organizations out there that still haven't even stepped up to the start line of their GDPR compliance journey.

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42 Percent of Security Professionals Ignore Security Warnings

May 14 by Liviu Arsene

Some 42 percent of IT security professionals ignore critical security issues, especially if they don’t know how to fix them (16 percent), according to a recent survey of 155 IT professionals by Oyutpost24.

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One in Three Investment Firms Have Not Yet Started GDPR Compliance Projects

May 11 by Filip Truta

Two weeks from today, companies that process personally identifiable information of EU citizens will feel the heat of the new data protection law that brings the biggest changes in 20 years to the European Economic Area. That law is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and it’s a big threat to the bottom line of those found non-compliant after May 25. A GDPR benchmark report focused on the financial sector reveals that investment firms are extremely ill-equipped to face GDPR requirements.

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Reported Data Breaches Falling Fast; Cryptojacking and GDPR Likely ‘Culprits’

May 11 by Filip Truta

The number of reported data breaches dipped in the first quarter of 2018, even as the total of records compromised in the quarter remaining high, at 1.4 billion. Researchers were intrigued by the numbers, but Bitdefender telemetry might hold some clues about the drop, while the looming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is likely also responsible for the swoon.

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