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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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.
“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.”
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.
Gartner has once again included Bitdefender in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms1 for its GravityZone Ultra product. Bitdefender is proud to be one of the EPP vendors included in this report and believes our position is a testament to our innovation, execution, and commitment to endpoint security.
*Update* 4PM PDT on 8/06/2018 - Bitdefender senior researchers Dan Horea Luțaș and Andrei Vlad Luțaș recently uncovered a new speculative-execution vulnerability and demonstrated how it can be exploited via a side-channel style attack, dubbed SWAPGS Attack. The vulnerability has been publicly reported today as CVE-2019-1125. Be sure to join us on August 7th at 10:20 AM in Ballroom K to learn more about the SWAPGS attack.
In August, all roads lead to Las Vegas – that is if you want to meet the best security professionals, penetration testers and malware investigators in the world. Over the past 22 years, Black Hat has become the leading information security event in the world.
With less than six months until 2020, experts forecast the industry will be struggling to secure over 20 billion devices from attacks. Cybercrime will never cease to be a money-making machine, with hackers already making trillions of dollars from stealing sensitive data, medical records, financial information and credit history.
At Bitdefender, we understand the security challenges that organizations face in this ever-accelerating, hybrid, multi-cloud world. From small to very large, companies encounter common issues. We have been collaborating with Citrix to anticipate and address your cloud workload-protection challenges.
Once again, we approach the end of the year with great news. All the way from Tokyo.
Ransomware lost its spot as the number one cyberthreat to consumers and enterprises during the first half of 2018, after topping the list for years. Despite being somewhat outpaced by cryptojackers, though, ransomware has made a rapid recovery, showing that file-encrypting malware is here to stay. And all signs point to a 2019 riddled with emerging new threats.
The advanced attack targeting Pakistan described by Cylance mentions an evasion technique that incapacitates the security solutions provided by 8 vendors. Bitdefender products have been successfully blocking this threat since 2016. We conducted our own analysis of this malware and we have new findings to share.
“Survival” is usually associated with stoically pushing on through harsh conditions, symbolized by people like this year’s Nutanix .NEXT keynote speakers -- Bear Grylls and Jane Goodall. But, as technology weaves ever more tightly into our daily lives to support mobility and improve life quality, the term “survival” is also starting to denote the ability to withstand a cyberattack. Bruce Schneider nails it in his security talks – if in the past, a cyberattack could crash your spreadsheet, today, it could crash your car.