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When it Comes to Security and the Public Cloud, Organizations Still Have Lots to be Concerned About

Dec 12 by Razvan Muresan

Fears about the security and privacy of data stored in the cloud seem to have decreased somewhat over the years, perhaps because organizations have become more comfortable with the idea of entrusting service providers with their digital assets.

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Security and performance required to support data center transformation, survey shows

Dec 11 by Razvan Muresan

A new Bitdefender survey reveals that security is best argument for enabling datacenters’ agility, efficiency and flexibility. Companies have started moving away from legacy hardware-centric systems and toward revolutionary technologies - such as software-defined data centers, hyperconverged infrastructures, and, hybrid cloud - while keeping data protection as a prime concern.

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Predictions for 2018: zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies, next-level ransomware

Dec 08 by Bogdan Botezatu

As 2017 draws to an end, the Bitdefender threat analysis unit is already looking into the upcoming malware developments that will likely emerge in the year to come. Bitdefender experts predict an increase of zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies the world over, and massive changes to the way ransomware operates.

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Ransomware, Digital Currency Miners dominate the threat landscape in 2017, Bitdefender study shows

Dec 06 by Bogdan Botezatu

The past few months have spurred a dramatic reshaping of the threat landscape. Traditional threats such as generic Trojans, ransomware and spam bots have been massively complemented by data destructors. Powered by military-grade code allegedly leaked from the NSA, both WannaCry and GoldenEye wrought havoc throughout Q2 and Q3, shutting down businesses and causing unprecedented operating losses.

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Cities Would Be Smart to Deploy Strong Cyber Security Measures as They Build More Connected Infrastructures

Dec 04 by Razvan Muresan

We’re hearing more and more about smart cities, as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, sensors, higher bandwidth, and other technology advancements make it more feasible to modernize population centers.

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Cloud computing and the amplified insider threat

Dec 01 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to insider threats, the nature of the threats is largely the same regardless of the computing environment, such as whether the data and apps reside on-premises, public cloud, or provide cloud — the risk of data exfiltration, data destruction, theft, and similar is ever-present.

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Fear of data breaches won't impact US holiday shopping spending, study shows

Nov 29 by Filip Truta

We are all too familiar with the expression “consumer is king.” Companies devise complex strategies to convert potential customers into buyers, then use retention schemes to keep the revenue flowing. And if recent studies are any indication, U.S. businesses are doing a heck of a job at holding on to their customer base.

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Corporate Boards are Getting More Involved in Cyber Security

Nov 28 by Razvan Muresan

We’re hearing more and more about boards of directors playing a greater role in cyber security efforts as a growing number of data breaches make headlines, and now there’s data to back it up. Unfortunately the same research indicates that enterprises need to do much more work to improve their cyber security programs.

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California healthcare provider gets $2 million penalty for leaking 50,000 patient records

Nov 24 by Filip Truta

Not-for-profit Cottage Health System has agreed to pay the state of California $2 million for suffering multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2015. Taking a leaf from the EU’s playbook, the state of California is demanding that the healthcare institution appoint a Chief Privacy Officer – the equivalent of a Data Protection Officer stipulated by European law.

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Many businesses continue to leave their doors wide open to unsophisticated attackers, research shows

Nov 22 by Filip Truta

New research reveals that cyber-attacks by unsophisticated hackers this year have successfully exploited vulnerabilities that many of the world's famed businesses were already aware of but did nothing to fix.

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Machine learning to fix problem of 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021

Nov 22 by Luana Pascu

Demand for cybersecurity experts will increase and become a priority for enterprises, leading to an estimated need for over 1 million cybersecurity professionals in India by 2020 and over 500,000 in the US. The US currently employs 780,000 specialists in cybersecurity, while 350,000 posts are still unfilled, reports CyberSeek, project supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Cyber Attacks - A Matter of 'When', Not 'If', and How Much They Will Cost You

Ransomware, malware, and other elusive attacks threaten companies of all sizes every year, and the attacks are becoming more aggressive and more frequent.

Every company's executive team should be aware of how to prevent these attacks from happening by making security be a "whole company" initiative instead of just an "IT problem".

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