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Author: Bogdan Botezatu

Bogdan Botezatu has spent the past 10 years as a Senior E-threat Analyst at Bitdefender. His areas of expertise include malware deobfuscation, detection, removal and prevention. Bogdan is the author of A History of Malware and Botnets 101. Before joining Bitdefender, he worked at one of Romania's largest and oldest universities as network administrator in charge of SecOps and policies.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

Your Protection Is Our Mission, and We’re Serious About It

Apr 17 by Bogdan Botezatu

In 2001, a team of 30 cyber security experts in Romania had a dream: to provide excellent protection in the rapidly growing, often dangerous new world of the internet. Today, more than 1,300 security experts on three continents work passionately to offer security solutions for more than 500 million users in 150 countries.

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Thinking of Moving ERP to the Cloud? Don’t Forget About Security

Apr 12 by Bogdan Botezatu

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) continues to be a mainstay of corporate IT, providing the backbone for a variety of business processes including finance, human resources, procurement, and services.

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Small Gains, Big Wins – When Facing Cyber Threats, a Swift Response Could Save Your Company

Mar 28 by Bogdan Botezatu

Speed is the critical factor in mitigating the damage of a cyber attack, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. This is according to 74 percent of the C–level information security executives who participated in our brand new Small Gains, Big Wins Study, which looks at the cyber security attitudes of 250 CIOs/ CISOs/ CSOs in UK-based companies with 500+ employees.

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Small Gains, Big Wins – Security Threats Cause Sleepless Nights for UK CISOs

Mar 22 by Bogdan Botezatu

Security threats are keeping CISOs awake at night. We have this on good authority: around two thirds (65 percent) of C-level information security executives surveyed admitted to it as part of our brand new Small Gains, Big Wins Study, which looks at the cyber security attitudes of 250 CIOs/ CISOs/ CSOs in UK-based companies with 500+ employees.

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UK C-Suite Actively Flaunting InfoSec Rules, Bitdefender ‘Small Gains, Big Wins’ Study Reveals

Mar 19 by Bogdan Botezatu

The individuals charged with running an organisation are actually the most likely to expose it to a major cyber attack, according to information security executives.

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Bitdefender Ranks The Top 10 Malware Threats of 2017

Feb 12 by Bogdan Botezatu

Recent months have seen a dramatic reshaping of the cyber security threat landscape, according to the “Global Threat Landscape Report—2017,” by Bitdefender.

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Predictions for 2018: zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies, next-level ransomware

Dec 08 by Bogdan Botezatu

As 2017 draws to an end, the Bitdefender threat analysis unit is already looking into the upcoming malware developments that will likely emerge in the year to come. Bitdefender experts predict an increase of zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies the world over, and massive changes to the way ransomware operates.

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Ransomware, Digital Currency Miners dominate the threat landscape in 2017, Bitdefender study shows

Dec 06 by Bogdan Botezatu

The past few months have spurred a dramatic reshaping of the threat landscape. Traditional threats such as generic Trojans, ransomware and spam bots have been massively complemented by data destructors. Powered by military-grade code allegedly leaked from the NSA, both WannaCry and GoldenEye wrought havoc throughout Q2 and Q3, shutting down businesses and causing unprecedented operating losses.

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Report Says 1.9 Billion Data Records Were Compromised During First-Half 2017 Breaches

Nov 17 by Bogdan Botezatu

What were the biggest cyber security culprits in the first half of 2017 from a data breach standpoint? Identity theft and poor internal security practices, according to the latest Breach Level Index (BLI) Report by Gemalto.

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Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

Oct 16 by Bogdan Botezatu

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Bitdefender offers a series of articles on hot topics such as best practices in online safety and protecting your company’s assets and integrity. We also suggest prerequisites to consider before seeking a career in cybersecurity. We encourage you to bookmark this blog or connect with Bitdefender on LinkedIn or Twitter to receive follow-on articles (filled with security tips) as they are published.

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Securing the Cloud: An Ongoing Effort

Oct 05 by Bogdan Botezatu

Two of the more notable trends in IT today also happen to be inter-related: the rapid growth of cloud computing services and the rising need for more effective cyber security solutions.

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Addressing the Security Risks of Mergers and Acquisitions

Aug 24 by Bogdan Botezatu

Among the riskier activities enterprises can undertake are merging with or acquiring other businesses—and not just for the financial considerations involved. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) present a number of cyber security risks that might not even be on the radar screen when merger discussions first begin.

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