Cyber security for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) is a particularly daunting challenge. These companies face many of the same cyber security threats that the largest global enterprises deal with—but often with a fraction of the resources. Aside from the obvious disadvantages smaller organizations face, there are also a number of misconceptions about security that can get in the way of better protection.
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Driven by the need for richer threat context, the Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions category is gaining a lot of “market buzz” so far in 2021. In recent months, the industry analyst community has accelerated its research efforts in this area to help guide the market towards a common understanding of XDR.
The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a new monthly series analyzing ransomware news, trends, and research from the previous month.
Named by many as the “cyber-attack of the year,” the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware incident caused more than just business disruption - it inflicted considerable economical damage, reminding us how fragile our digital infrastructure is.
The healthcare industry is in the midst of tremendous change. And it comes from the pressure to modernize aging systems, the continued shift to cloud computing, as well as the rapid adoption of telemedicine and electronic medical records. And all during a time of an ongoing pandemic and the continuous targeting of healthcare systems by cybercriminal.
The shortage of skills is one of the biggest current challenges facing the cyber security community. Tools and services are widely available to organizations, though few people are qualified to perform the tasks needed in order for cyber security teams to excel.
Black Hat has grown to be one of the cybersecurity industry’s most well attended and anticipated events. Typically, more than 20,000 attendees converge each year in Las Vegas to learn more about the latest products and technologies, hear from security researchers and keynote speakers, and of course pick up some vendor swag. Due to the pandemic, however, this year looked a little bit different. But different doesn’t necessarily mean it was “bad”; in fact, the Bitdefender team had some interesting takeaways from the show. Read on to learn more
The use of containers to increase speed of deployment and portability for modern applications is growing rapidly. Now part of the standard architecture for cloud-native businesses, Gartner predicts that, by 2025, 85 percent of organizations will run containers in production, up from less than 30 percent in 2020.
In recent years, no framework has become more prevalent than MITRE ATT&CK™, the acronym standing for Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge. Why? Because it’s one of the most complete, complex and realistic cybersecurity models - and it’s constantly improving.
Azure VMware Solution (AVS) is designed, built, and supported by Microsoft and provides customers with a private cloud of hosted vSphere clusters, cloud certified by VMware. AVS enables customers to seamlessly extend or migrate their VMware workloads to Azure without the cost of re-architecting applications with a set of familiar VMware technologies and tools – including vSphere, vSAN, and NSX-T.
Protection requirements for cloud workloads continue to grow as organizations accelerate their adoption of containers and host an ever-increasing number of workloads in hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) are critical to protect these workloads from cyberattack and provide security teams with visibility into, and control of, cloud-based infrastructure and applications.
The potential dangers of ransomware are top of mind for cyber security and IT leaders around the world. The threat of these attacks continues to rise with no organization completely safe. Ransomware attacks have been reported by businesses of all sizes and vertical industries.