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How Businesses Risk Everything by Relying on Staff to Keep Ransomware Out

Sep 21 by Filip Truta

Sophisticated malicious emails continue to creep into every inbox, every day. Yet many employees still don’t know enough to spot an unsecure website, and 13 percent of them click on URLs that could hide malware. And, while experts recommend training staff to sniff out phishing campaigns and other cyber threats, they also advise not to rely on staff to keep hackers out.

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Amazon Hit from Within, Employees Leak Proprietary Data for Profit

Sep 20 by Luana Pascu

Insider threats are nothing to joke about -- they are a real danger to companies worldwide, who often neglect them. In fact, they rank among the top six threats of 2018, according to statistics. A company will spend at least $8 million yearly on insider threats, the Ponemon Institute has found.

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Your Business Should Be More Afraid of Phishing than Malware

Sep 19 by Graham Cluley

The headlines love to talk about sophisticated hacking gangs, exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities to break their way into businesses and steal corporate data.

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93% of Forbes Global 2000 Don’t Stress Vulnerability Disclosure Policies, Says HackerOne Report

Sep 18 by Luana Pascu

As many as 93 percent of companies in the Forbes Global 2000 list don’t include a vulnerability disclosure policy among top business concerns, according to HackerOne’s The Hacker-Powered Security Report 2018, a deep dive into bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure in the financial services and insurance industries.

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Bitdefender sponsors the Nutanix .NEXT On Tour 2018 Event Series

The pace of innovation in emerging Cloud technologies is making it more and more challenging for IT practitioners to keep up. It’s time to get ahead! .NEXT On Tour is specifically designed to provide you with insights on the latest in emerging Hybrid-Cloud technologies and how real-world customers are transforming their organizations.

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Businesses Worldwide Expected to Spend $9 Billion on Cyber Insurance by 2020

Sep 17 by Luana Pascu

Cybercriminals have unwittingly created an impressive, and legal, money-making opportunity – cyber insurance. The cyber insurance market is about to become huge, as experts believe companies will double their spending by 2020 to some 8 billion – 9 billion dollars compared to last year’s average of 3.4 –billion 4 billion, Munich Re, the world’s leading German reinsurance company, recently announced.

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40% of Managers Say Boards Should Oversee Cybersecurity, Survey Shows

Sep 14 by Razvan Muresan

Four in 10 executives surveyed by The Economist Intelligence Unit say the board of directors should oversee cybersecurity policies, while 24% back creation of a specialized cyber committee.

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How Meaningless EDR Can Actually Hinder a Company’s Security Posture

Sep 14 by Razvan Muresan

Companies that use an EDR solution have acknowledged that a cyberattack can occur at any time, and traditional protection platforms can only address 99% of the threats in the wild. EDR tools focus on the last 1% of threats, allowing for much greater fidelity in incident investigations.

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Enterprises Still Struggle to Put the Sec in DevOps

Sep 12 by George V. Hulme

Despite it being considered an essential practice, most organizations still find it difficult implementing security into their DevOps efforts. It’s not that they don’t want to, they say they do, it’s that they just haven’t provided their developers the tools, processes, or even training to get it done. These are the findings of a report recently released by application security vendor Checkmarx.

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The 2018 Top Security Issue? Trust

Sep 10 by Monika Goldberg

According to Ponemon’s 2018 study and article, you are less likely to catch the common cold than experience a major data breach of 10,000 records.

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Mishandling Cyber Risk Management is Risky Business

Sep 10 by Razvan Muresan

It looks like a lot of enterprises need to get their acts together when it comes to managing risk, and particularly the risk associated with cyber security threats and vulnerabilities.

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Healthcare Reports Highest Number of Breaches Over the Past Financial Year

Sep 07 by Filip Truta

Reporting data breaches wasn’t mandatory for every type of organizations before the GDPR came into force, but the health sector is a different animal. Healthcare is more tightly regulated than most other industries, and it’s also seen a spike in data breaches in the last year – especially ransomware attacks. With the new regulations in place, reported incidents in healthcare are, not surprisingly, on the rise.

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