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Half of CISOs Might Quit Their Jobs in 2020 if Budgets, Cybersecurity Staff Remain Tight [Bitdefender Study]

Dec 30 by Filip Truta

Organizational weak spots and stressors are taking their toll on IT security professionals. 72% of infosec professionals agree that the lack of proper security tools and knowledge are huge obstacles preventing rapid incident detection and response. Furthermore, more than half of C-suite security pros are considering leaving their job if things don’t change in 2020 and beyond.

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Security Pros Don’t Protect Keys and Certificates as Effectively as Usernames and Passwords

Dec 27 by Filip Truta

A study comparing security controls for human and machine identities reveals a worrying trend. While almost all organizations have a policy that governs password length for human identities, only half have a written policy on length and randomness of keys for machine identities - this, despite the rapid spread of machines that need to authenticate themselves to each other so they can communicate securely.

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Data security, privacy are big hurdles in front of successful digital transformation

Dec 26 by George V. Hulme

Healthcare organizations are doing everything they can to modernize and digitally transform their organizations, but by many accounts, healthcare remains a laggard when it comes to digitization. And as a recent PwC report reads, “The question for 2020 will be whether this digital transformation will benefit consumers—marking a new dawn for the US health industry and for the people whose lives depend on it.”

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60% of Records Leaked in Past Year Exposed by Financial Services Firms

Dec 24 by Filip Truta

Financial services firms accounted for 6% of all data breaches in 2019 but more than 60% of leaked records, partly due to the Capital One mega breach that compromised more than 100 million records, according to a new study.

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CISOs Are Skeptical About Cybersecurity Vendor Claims, Study Shows

Dec 23 by Filip Truta

Most Enterprise IT pros believe cybersecurity vendors use ambiguous data, and sometimes even resort to lies to peddle their products, according to a new survey.

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Healthcare Security: How To Deploy IoT Securely

Dec 20 by George V. Hulme

The healthcare internet of things (IoT) market is expected to reach 543 billion by 2025 — at an annual growth rate of roughly 20%, according to a report from Grand View Research. Research firm Gartner pegs healthcare IoT growth in 2020 at 29%.

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Seven Toxic Information Security Personalities

Dec 19 by George V. Hulme

There are many challenges to getting a cybersecurity program right. The right technology must be deployed, managed, and tuned just right, CISOs and security managers must be able to get the necessary executive support and budget to execute on their plans, and their plans have to be well crafted. Not to forget that nearly everyone in the organization has to be security conscious and savvy, or nearly any organization is one phishing-attack click away from compromise.

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The Four Best Cybersecurity Resolutions for Small Businesses in 2020

“In 2019, 43% of breach victims were small businesses.” (Verizon)

The New Year should not only be a time for personal improvement, goal setting and reflection. It's also the perfect time to focus on the past, present and future of your small business. With the increase in cyber-attacks on vulnerable small businesses, 2020 is the year to protect your organization and your customers from preventable threats.

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A Perfect AV-Comparatives Detection score: What does it mean?

Dec 18 by Bogdan Carlescu

With an ever-changing Cybersecurity Industry and a growing number or security solutions, it becomes harder and harder for an organization to decide which should be the solution of choice to protect its digital assets. As it is nearly impossible or at least impractical for a security buyer to test all the security solutions, the industry tests are a critical benchmark that help organizations decide.

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Seven in 10 Breaches Are Caused by Insiders, New Study Shows

Dec 17 by Filip Truta

Accidental internal breaches pose a growing security risk, with over 70% of companies suffering this type of breach during the last five years, according to a new study.

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Glupteba Trojan Makes a Comeback Taking Aim at Large Enterprises [Whitepaper]

Dec 16 by Filip Truta

For an attacker, using a known piece of malware carries both advantages and disadvantages. While security researchers know exactly what infection patterns to look for, old malware can still go unnoticed if it’s not trending or if it uses new tricks to avoid detection. Glupteba does both.

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Bitdefender wins Cloud Partner Program of the Year at Channel Partner Insight Channel Innovation Awards

Dec 13 by Silviu Stahie
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For Cloud-native App Security, Few Companies Have Embraced DevSecOps

Dec 13 by George V. Hulme

A recent study identified some startling news when it comes to the state of security and cloud-native apps. The Security for DevOps Enterprise Survey Report, conducted by the research firm Enterprise Strategy Group on behalf of Data Theorem found only 8% of companies are securing 75% or more of their cloud-native applications with DevSecOps practices today.

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Bitdefender 2020 Cybersecurity Predictions

With 2020 just weeks away, here at Bitdefender we wanted to share our forecast for the year to come. That said, here are our top predictions for the cybersecurity space in 2020 and what we should be looking out for.

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Bitdefender selected as Best Network Security Vendor of 2019

Dec 11 by Bogdan Carlescu

The end of 2019 comes with great news: Bitdefender was selected as Best Network Security Vendor of the Year in the 8th edition of TahawulTech.com’s Hot 50 Awards: https://www.tahawultech.com/industry/technology/enterprise-it-and-channel-leaders-honoured-at-hot-50-awards/

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Never Underestimate the Value of Employee Cyber Training

Dec 11 by Silviu Stahie
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Most Breaches Are Financially Motivated, Verizon Study Finds

Dec 10 by Silviu Stahie

Most breaches of companies in 2019 were financially motivated, and this remains the main reason organizations to protect against all types of intrusions, a Verizon study has found.

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Forrester Research® Names Bitdefender® a Leader in Cloud Workload Security

Dec 10 by Michael Weinstein
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From Security Alerts to Actionable Insights. How Context Can Save You Time and Money

Dec 10 by Angel Icusca

Is that IP blacklisted or a false positive? Has it happened before? Were there any associated events? Should I keep it under supervision or just ignore it?

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Bitdefender and Datto Integration

Dec 09 by Cristian Iordache

A superior MSP technology stack can offer differentiation and the ability to deliver a better service with lean operational costs. However, MSPs have always faced a challenge: choose top solutions in each category or choose solutions that work well together.

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Windows Hello for Business Affected by Serious Vulnerability; Microsoft Issues Advisory

Dec 09 by Silviu Stahie

Microsoft issued an advisory regarding Windows Hello for Business (WHfB) and its implementation within Active Directory, as public keys remain accessible even when the device is removed from Active Directory.

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Amazon Battles Leaky S3 Buckets with a New Security Tool

Dec 07 by Graham Cluley

Anyone who has been following security trends in recent years cannot fail to have noticed the preponderance of data breaches which have stemmed from unsecured Amazon S3 buckets.

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Managing Risk in the Extended Enterprise

Dec 06 by Bob Violino

The whole concept of “enterprise” has changed dramatically in recent years. With ever-growing ecosystems of connected partners, suppliers, customers, and other third parties, companies have opened up new opportunities for business growth.

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Study Shows Many Organizations Need to Improve Their Efforts to Comply with Data Privacy Laws

Dec 05 by Bob Violino

Implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is fast approaching, and based on a recent report the news is not great as far as organizations’ progress in complying with the new rules as well as other data privacy regulations.

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Mobile Device Data Breach Leads to $3 Million HIPAA Settlement

Dec 04 by George V. Hulme

While there’s been a lull in 2019, the data breach and regulatory-related fines from the Department of Health and Human Services do keep piling up.

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GravityZone Sandbox Analyzer On-Premises Now Generally Available

Dec 04 by Michael Rosen
  • Bitdefender announces the general availability release of GravityZone Sandbox Analyzer On-Premises
  • Automates suspicious file submission from standard ICAP clients including web, email, and cloud gateways
  • Improves targeted attack detection through Golden Image management and parallel sample detonation
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Network Security Spending Rises as Business Environments Grow Too Complex for Traditional Endpoint Security

Dec 03 by Filip Truta

The increasing instances of data breaches and cyber-attacks on critical business infrastructure are driving European organizations to invest more in cybersecurity solutions and focus more on network security, according to a new report.

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We Phish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Fraudulent New Year

Dec 02 by Ericka Chickowski

The holiday season is kicking into full gear, and so is the annual holiday cybercrime surge. As gift givers scour the web to seek out the best deals, cybercrooks put in extra work to profit off of the holiday shopping frenzy.

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