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60% of Breaches in 2019 Involved Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Oct 31 by Filip Truta

Companies worldwide have mustered the motivation to address the most common cybersecurity challenges, but are hampered by technological and procedural lapses, new research shows.

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FBI Advises SMBs on Dangers of E-Skimming

Oct 30 by Silviu Stahie

As part of cybersecurity month, the FBI is warning small and medium businesses (SMBs) about the dangers of e-skimming, a practice that could allow hackers to intercept online credit card payments.

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Security Professionals Hope AI Will Solve What Ails Them

Oct 29 by George V. Hulme

The 2019 Cybersecurity and Threat Preparedness Survey found that 65% of the cybersecurity and IT executives surveyed believe that artificial intelligence and machine learning will be able to solve more security problems than humans can solve.

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Data Breaches Force 10% of Small Company Victims Out of Business

Oct 28 by Silviu Stahie

Cyberattacks are among the most dangerous threats for small businesses, with 25% of affected organizations filing for bankruptcy and 10% going out of business entirely, according to a new survey.

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Trust in Companies’ Ability to Protect Personal Data Is on the Decline

Oct 24 by Filip Truta

The stakes are higher than ever for hacked companies today as most customers say they would completely abandon a brand following a breach.

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More Companies Adopt MFA, but It's Still Not Enough

Oct 23 by Silviu Stahie

Organizations face ever-increasing threats, and password security is paramount. But employees don't usually use robust password protocols or multi-factor authentication to secure valuable information.

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Spending on Security Products and Services Continues to Grow in 2019

Oct 22 by Silviu Stahie

The cybersecurity market is seeing a continuous increase in range, scope, and value as new threats reshape the business landscape. Companies look to continue expanding security-related operations, a new forecast from IDC shows.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Analyzing Your Enterprise Cybersecurity Risks

Hardly a day goes by without a high-profile institution or company announcing that its files have been hacked. Such data breaches can cause financial losses and affect an organization’s reputation for years. A look at high-profile victims like Equifax, Marriot, and British Airways shows they all lacked a clear and complete understanding of their attack surface and the presence of risky endpoints.

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Knowing is Half the Battle: Leaner, cleaner, more accessible intelligence through TAXII and STIX

Oct 21 by Andrei Pisau

In the world of cybercrime, like in the physical world, the thief is often caught only after he makes off with the loot. With the advent of massive malware networks and ransomware groups, both internal teams and security providers often find themselves overwhelmed by the number and diversity of attacks. No single unit can detect all relevant threats and stop them before they damage valuable data or infrastructure.

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Companies Place Cyber Security in the Spotlight

Oct 21 by Bob Violino

New research shows that cyber security is taking center stage at many organizations. A pessimistic way of looking at this would be to acknowledge that things have gotten so bad with breaches, malware, and other incidents that enterprises have no choice but to focus on security.

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Few Companies Restrict Use of Unencrypted or Unsafe USB Drives

Oct 18 by Silviu Stahie

Most companies neglect creation of comprehensive data security protocols for employees, allowing them to use unsafe or unsecured USB drives that could be compromised.

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One in Five SMBs Hit by Ransomware in 2019

Oct 17 by Silviu Stahie

Ransomware attacks continue to focus on small and medium businesses (SMBs), according to a 2019 Datto survey. Companies are now more exposed than ever, and the trend shows an increase in attack frequency if organizations continue to shirk online security measures.

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Security: It's Still About the People

Oct 16 by George V. Hulme

According to the most recent Notifiable Data Breaches Report published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) data breaches rose considerable in the most recent quarterly reporting period.

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First Impressions and Cybersecurity

Oct 15 by George V. Hulme

Some say first impressions aren’t everything, and in many cases first impressions can be wrong. But they certainly are powerful, and bad first impressions can be difficult to overcome. This is true for friendships, dating, potential business partners, and more.

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Most Employees Receive No Social Engineering Awareness Training

Oct 14 by Silviu Stahie

The majority of employees receive no social engineering awareness training, leaving them vulnerable to phishing and other types of social engineering tactics. Knowledgeable employees, research shows, are the first line of defense for a modern company.

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Organizations Fail to Implement Cloud Security Basics – And it Bites Them

Oct 12 by George V. Hulme

While the early promises in the move to cloud computing promised to simplify cloud management and security, and in many ways these promises have been kept. However, in other ways, cloud environments have increased security complexity. In fact, according to a recent survey, 84% of security professionals report that their organizations struggle to maintain secure cloud configurations.

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Insider Threat Is Still the Biggest Danger for Companies – Data Loss Prevention Is Not Working

Oct 11 by Silviu Stahie

Companies should pay a lot more attention to insider threats when they establish a strategy to keep their data safe. It turns out that more than half of data breaches can be attributed to employee actions and not outside forces.

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Attack Surface Management: The New Endpoint Security Essential

Oct 10 by Dan Wolff

High-profile security breaches come every week, creating a guessing game of who will make the headlines next. Recent compromises include EquifaxMarriot, and British Airways, which just received the largest fine in GDPR history for the breach of its customer financial data.

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Online Security Guidelines for Business Safety

Oct 09 by Silviu Stahie

Just like people, companies need to safeguard against online attacks, but the stakes are much higher. Corporate strategies vary, depending on the activity, but one thing is certain – they can’t pretend online threats are unimportant.

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Yes, MFA Isn't Perfect. But That's Not a Reason for Your Company Not to Use It

Oct 08 by Graham Cluley

When computer users and businesses ask me for a single step they could take to dramatically enhance their security it's easy to answer: enable multi-factor authentication.

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When It Comes to Employees and Data, Execs Hold Mixed Views

Oct 07 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to enterprise data, it’s employees that create some of the biggest risks, yet they still hold a considerable amount of trust from senior cybersecurity and business leaders. That’s the dislocated findings from the 2019 Global Data Exposure Report, conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by data loss protection software maker Code42.

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FBI Acknowledges Some Businesses Might Pay in Ransomware Attacks

Oct 07 by Silviu Stahie

While the FBI steps up its fight against ransomware, new guidelines leave a bit more room for companies that choose to pay, although the bureau says it’s still essential to notify authorities as soon as an attack takes place.

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Fortune 500 Companies Take Cyber Security for Granted

Oct 03 by Silviu Stahie

Even among the Fortune 500, few companies take cybersecurity seriously enough to dedicate resources to it, including appointing a chief information security officer (CISO), a new study from security broker and mobile security company Bitglass reveals.

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Emerging Technologies Turn Security into Everyone’s Responsibility. Explore the Future Securely with Bitdefender at GITEX 2019

Oct 03 by Andra Cazacu

October marks the international cybersecurity month, when public sectors across the globe run major awareness campaigns aimed at reminding that as the impact of digital threats continues to grow, cyber-security is a shared responsibility. This year, governments treating shared responsibility in the context of the newly emerging technologies. 

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Does Your Business Have a Cybersecurity Weak Spot?

26% of IT professionals believe that they could currently be undergoing a breach without even knowing it. This is according to Bitdefender’s recent Hacked Off! report which looked at the weaknesses, stress points and strategy when it comes to cybersecurity in organisations. The weak spots revealed are particularly interesting because it highlights the areas which are most vulnerable for organisations as well as the things that are keeping IT professionals up at night – unsurprisingly, there were quite a few.  

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Study Finds Surprising Similarities Between Cyber-Risk and Problem Gambling

Oct 02 by Filip Truta

Company officials who neglect email security -- a corporation’s greatest cyber vulnerability -- would fare extremely poorly if they brought the same approach to the poker table, according to new research that draws parallels between cybersecurity and the infamous high-stakes game.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity (Part I) - An Ecosystem Overview by the Numbers

“I was quite shocked. I felt like the carpet was pulled out from under me, and I was left without the tools necessary to move forward.”

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The Attitudes of Cybersecurity Professionals Around the World

Six in every ten businesses have suffered a data breach in the last three years. What’s more, by the end of July 2019, almost a quarter of infosec professionals revealed that the company they work for had suffered a data breach this year alone. 

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