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IT Managers Want Better VSaaS and ACaaS Solutions, Survey Shows

Feb 28 by Silviu Stahie

Physical security systems across Europe are not properly optimized and some of them need improvements in 2020, according to a survey of 1,000 IT decision-makers.

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Hiring, Training and Human Oversight Can Help Battle Insider Threats, US State Department Official Says

Feb 27 by Silviu Stahie

Insider threats present themselves in a variety of ways, and a person isn’t always responsible. Most insider threats are a mix of technology, personnel, and security, according to officials from the US Department of State.

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Exaggerated Lion and Business Email Compromise – Don’t Send That Check!

Feb 26 by Graham Cluley

More and more businesses are falling victim to Business Email Compromise, where scammers fool companies into transferring money into the bank accounts of criminals.

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BEC Attacks Hit More Than 2,100 Companies throughout the US

Feb 25 by Silviu Stahie

A prolific and dangerous group called Exaggerated Lion has been hitting targets in the United States with business email compromise (BEC) attacks that follow a very specific model. They have racked up thousands of attempts and hundreds of millions of dollars stolen every month.

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Financial Account Security Causing the Greatest Angst, Survey Says

Feb 24 by George V. Hulme

Since 2007, security services provider Unisys has measured the level of security concerns among consumers. Unisys claims its “Security Index” is the longest-running snapshot of consumer views regarding security from around the world.

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Most UK Government Devices Lost or Stolen in 12 Months Were Unencrypted

Feb 21 by Silviu Stahie

More than 2,000 government mobile devices went missing in a recent 12-month period in the UK alone, either lost or stolen. Many were unencrypted, raising questions about cybersecurity.

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Swiss Cybersecurity Body Urges Businesses to Stop Paying Ransomware Demands, Exposes Lax Security Practices

Feb 20 by Filip Truta

Switzerland’s Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) has issued an urgent security notice addressing Swiss-based companies that have recently suffered cyber-attacks.

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More than 44 Million Patient Health Records Compromised in 2019 in the US

Feb 19 by Silviu Stahie

Data breaches in the healthcare industry are on the rise in the United States, and more people are affected each year. While the number of breaches is rising, the number of affected patient records is soaring, having tripled since 2018.

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One for All and All-in-One: Regain Control of Your Security with Bitdefender and ThreatConnect®

Feb 18 by Andrei Pisau

From small companies losing their income to fraud to entire countries being robbed of their data, the past few years have seen an unprecedented surge in security incidents. In fact, the recently launched Allianz Risk Barometer 2020 claims cyber incidents have surpassed even business interruption to become the No. 1 business risk for companies everywhere.

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Business Email Compromise Inflicts $1.7 Billion in Losses in US in 2019

Feb 18 by Silviu Stahie

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has compiled all complaints registered in 2019, and the reported losses exceed $3.5 billion, with Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) accounting for $1.7 billion.

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Oil Industry Boosts Spending on Cybersecurity Five-Fold Since 2017

Feb 17 by Filip Truta

The Oil & Gas sector is investing aggressively in digital as the energy transition progresses and firms move to sustainable business models. That includes heavy investments in cybersecurity, an ongoing trend in an industry bent on protecting assets and reputations.

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Advanced Attack Groups Increasingly Threaten North American Electric Utilities

Feb 14 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to critical infrastructure, there are few more essential than electricity generation and distribution. Without electricity, nothing else works. According to a report from cybersecurity firm Dragos, groups have shown that they have the capability to impact power operations and network connectivity detrimentally. "Electric utilities remain at risk for a disruptive – and potentially destructive – cyberattack due to the political and economic impact such an event may cause,” the firm wrote in its report North American Electric Cyber Threat Perspective.

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U.S. Healthcare System Attacked at Least 172 Times with Ransomware Since 2016

Feb 13 by Silviu Stahie

The healthcare industry is fighting a wave of ransomware attacks, as hackers constantly adapt a varied arsenal of malware tools. A recent survey found 172 cyberattacks against the healthcare systems have succeeded in the past four years.

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Hackers Actively Targeting U.S. Supply Chain Companies, FBI Warns

Feb 12 by Filip Truta

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a private industry notification warning organizations across the U.S. that hackers are actively targeting their supply chain partners to compromise their systems.

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Explore the boundaries of the human element with Bitdefender at RSA 2020

Feb 11 by Andra Cazacu

One year back, Bitdefender was featured in Dark Reading’s series Cybersecurity and the Human Element: We're All Fallible. At that time, we provided our perspective on the fallibility for end users, security leaders, security analysts, IT security administrators, programmers, and attackers. Fast forward to today, RSAC 2020 Trend Report singles out the human element as the main trend in cybersecurity in 2020, and themes RSAC 2020 event around it:

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Majority of Developers are Concerned over the state of Their Application Security

Feb 11 by George V. Hulme

While software developers are showing signs of high apprehension when it comes to the security of their software, their organizations however have considerable work ahead of them getting developers the tools they need to succeed.

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Hypervisor Introspection Thwarts Web Memory Corruption Attack in the Wild

Feb 10 by Michael Rosen
  • New remote memory corruption vulnerability in Internet Explorer browsers allows for full takeover of infected systems
  • Bitdefender has confirmed exploitation in the wild of CVE-2020-0674 with analysis of 2 distinct executable payloads
  • Hypervisor Introspection delivers true zero-day protection by preventing all common memory exploit techniques
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Cyber Security Skills Gap is Becoming More of a Chasm

Feb 10 by Bob Violino

Every cyber security executive knows—or should know—that the current demand for skills is much greater than the supply. But a recent study by (ISC)², an international non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals, indicates just how mammoth the talent shortage has become.

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Gaming Became Industry Most Affected by DDoS Attacks in 2019

Feb 07 by Silviu Stahie

Any organization with an online footprint is always exposed to DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, and new data from Imperva shows no industry has more to fear than Games and Gambling.

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The 'Grass-is-Greener' Syndrome of Modern SOCs

Feb 06 by Ericka Chickowski

While most enterprises recognize the critical role that security operation centers (SOC) play in cybersecurity activities, very few are able to perfect a SOC approach that meets their ultimate satisfaction. A new study out on attitudes toward SOC efficacy shows that organizations are spending millions each year to run their SOCs, but that many are unhappy with the ROI from this investment.

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How Does a Business Become a Champion in Cyber Resilience?

Feb 05 by Filip Truta

Cyber threats lurk behind every corner, in every industry and geography. From run-off-the-mill crooks to sophisticated state-sponsored actors, cybercriminals take every opportunity to exploit weaknesses for quick cash, to exfiltrate data, or to simply disrupt operations, depending on their goal.

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The Protocol That's Putting Enterprise IoT At Extreme Risk

Feb 04 by Ericka Chickowski

A protocol little known by executives outside of the networking world may put the future safety of enterprise IoT at extreme risk if organizations don't take action to secure their connections. New research out last week found that the way that many large organizations are using the Long Range Wide Area Networking (LoRaWAN) protocol is making them susceptible to hacking that could cause civic disruption and even put people at risk.

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How to Mitigate the Most Common Cloud Vulnerabilities

Feb 03 by Filip Truta

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has published an important document outlining the main classes of cloud vulnerabilities and the ways an organization can go about addressing them.

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