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Enterprises Continue to Grapple with a Huge Cyber Security Skills Shortage

Jul 31 by Bogdan Botezatu

Anyone who works in the cyber security field probably knows how difficult it is for companies to fill security-related job openings. But the shortage has been made all the more worrisome, given the growing severity and frequency of attacks. And according to recent research, the shortage is getting worse.

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Best Practices for Preventing and Responding to Ransomware Attacks

Jul 27 by Razvan Muresan

Ransomware is a growing threat to any organizations  that rely on systems and data; in other words, just about any organization in the world.

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Connected medical devices at risk, a top target for future malware attacks

Jul 25 by Luana Pascu

When WannaCry ransomware hit in May, the world was bewildered. Who would have thought a Windows SMB protocol exploit would be used in a historical cyberattack that would cripple over 200,000 Windows computers from 150 countries, including 48 NHS hospitals and medical devices in the UK and similar facilities in the US.

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Swedish scandalous cloud security leak

Jul 24 by George V. Hulme

A cybersecurity breach scandal involving the Swedish Transport Authority, Transportstyrelsen, erupted late last week and throughout the weekend according to numerous news reports.

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GDPR Readiness: Time is Slipping By

Jul 24 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to attaining readiness for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the clock is ticking. The GDPR is a set of regulatory mandates (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) that seek to shore up and streamline data protections for citizens within the European Union, including providing residents control over data about them and limiting exports of such data outside the union.

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Bitdefender helps Europol, FBI, DOJ shut down Hansa

Jul 21 by Filip Truta

Collaboration between Bitdefender, Europol, the FBI and the US Department of Justice has successfully ended with the takedown of Hansa, the global criminal marketplace. Operating on the Tor network, the dark net market distributed illegal goods and services, including guns and drugs.

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Smart business – companies invest heavily in cloud security as cyber-threat grows

Jul 20 by Filip Truta

Businesses are growing increasingly aware of the security risks beyond the control of their cloud provider, according to new research by B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch.

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A major global cyber attack could trigger losses of up to $121 billion

Jul 18 by Razvan Muresan

A catastrophic cyber attack could generate up $121 billion of economic losses, according to a report by cyber insurance company Lloyd's of London, cited by Reuters.

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Loss of life, a concern for a fifth of CISOs fearing targeted cyberattacks, survey shows. Sweden ranks first

Jul 17 by Razvan Muresan

Some 75 percent of US CISOs state the worst consequences of an attacker gaining access to their companies’ most valuable asset would be the financial cost and reputational damage. However, few say the financial cost could lead to bankruptcy 35%.

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Italian CISOs: Bankruptcy is the worst consequence of an APT

Jul 14 by Razvan Muresan

More than a third of IT execs in Italy say bankruptcy could be the worst consequence of an advanced persistent threat (APT), according to a recent survey by security firm Bitdefender.

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Firms that didn’t patch and enabled local admin rights continue to suffer post cyber-attack

Jul 12 by Graham Cluley

Here’s a salutary reminder for all businesses.

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As businesses trust firewalls too much, EU demands stronger defenses

Jul 11 by Filip Truta

Businesses in a wide swath of industries across the globe place too much trust in perimeter security solutions like firewalls, IDPS and content filtering, even though 28% of them suffered a breach in the past 12 months, according to a survey of 1,050 decisions makers. And new EU legislation will soon demand companies protect customer data, or else.

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Cloud and DevOps: Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Jul 10 by George V. Hulme

Many organizations believe that turning to cloud can help them better secure their environments, and many also contend that DevOps practices help them to better build secure software. While that is certainly debatable, a new survey of 929 IT professionals found that the majority believe that the best benefits come from combining DevOps and cloud.

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Hackers going after critical energy infrastructure, warns U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jul 06 by Luana Pascu

The energy sector is vital for our industrial society to function properly. Fuel, electricity and petroleum sustain key industries, including agriculture and transportation. Should the world’s top 10 economies be concerned that cyber criminals could go after their critical infrastructure?

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German companies blame competition for corporate cyberespionage

Jul 04 by Razvan Muresan

German IT execs perceive competitors as the main interested parties that could target their organisations, according to a recent survey by security firm Bitdefender.

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Many Organizations Expect Cyber Attack This Year, Report Says

Jul 03 by Bogdan Botezatu

The findings of a new ISACA research report on the state of cyber security are quite sobering: a huge majority of the organizations the group surveyed for its study expect to be hit with a cyber attack this year, but many of them remain unprepared to defend against such attacks.

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WannaCry, GoldenEye ransomware waves ravage companies’ resistance to cyberattacks

Jul 01 by Luana Pascu

Most data breaches, unsurprisingly, are easily avoidable. So why don’t more businesses focus on improving security? Misdirected emails, weak security, lack of employee training on the basics of online behavior and social engineering scams, all could be easily resolved and it would cost far less than fixing their entire computer network.

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