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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:

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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Enterprises Continue to Grapple with a Huge Cyber Security Skills Shortage

Jul 31 by Bogdan Botezatu

Anyone who works in the cyber security field probably knows how difficult it is for companies to fill security-related job openings. But the shortage has been made all the more worrisome, given the growing severity and frequency of attacks. And according to recent research, the shortage is getting worse.

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Many Organizations Expect Cyber Attack This Year, Report Says

Jul 03 by Bogdan Botezatu

The findings of a new ISACA research report on the state of cyber security are quite sobering: a huge majority of the organizations the group surveyed for its study expect to be hit with a cyber attack this year, but many of them remain unprepared to defend against such attacks.

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Latest Verizon Data Breach Report Shows Cyber Espionage and Ransomware Attacks on the Rise

May 29 by Bogdan Botezatu

The latest data breach report from Verizon is out, and if you’re looking for good news about the cyber security landscape you might be disappointed.

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Wormable ransomware strain uses freshly leaked exploit to encrypt data

May 12 by Bogdan Botezatu

Update 5/13/3017: Yesterday evening the WannaCryptor (WannaCry) ransomware family infected thousands of computers across the world. In just 24 hours, the number of infections has spiked to 185,000 machines in more than 100 countries. Analysis of the Bitcoin wallets hardcoded into the samples show that the group behind WannaCryptor managed to extort roughly $US 25,000 worth of Bitcoin.

 

A new family of ransomware called WannaCryptor has started targeting businesses in more than 70 countries around the world. Hospitals, telelcom companies or gas and utilities plants are just some of the verticals that suffered massive disruptions caused by data being held at ransom.

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Power Grid Must be a High Priority When it Comes to Cyber Security

Apr 26 by Bogdan Botezatu

Few industries impact as many people and businesses around the world as the power and utilities sector. Virtually everyone relies on electricity on a daily basis, and to go without power can be a major hardship. Just ask anyone who has experienced an outage. From a business standpoint, a loss of power even for a few hours can deal a significant blow to operations.

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Here Come Software-Defined Data Centers - What are the Security Implications?

Mar 27 by Bogdan Botezatu

For many enterprises, the software-defined data canter (SDDC) is the IT infrastructure of the future. And for innovative organizations it’s the data center of the present. Either way, SDDC offers a number of compelling potential benefits compared with traditional data center environments, such as reduced costs and greater agility.

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Why it’s Vital to Ensure Strong Security in a Hyperconverged Data Center

Feb 24 by Bogdan Botezatu

Among the hottest trends in data center technology today is the growth of hyperconvergence, an IT infrastructure framework in which virtualized computing, networking and storage components are tightly integrated within a data center.

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Beware of Fake News - From a Cybersecurity Standpoint

Feb 02 by Bogdan Botezatu

Fake news has been in the headlines a lot lately, after becoming a major topic of discussion during the recent U.S. presidential election. What many people might not realize—and what IT and security executives need to think about—is the security implications of fake news sites.

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