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Author: Filip Truta

Filip is an experienced writer with over a decade of practice in the technology realm. He has covered a wide range of topics in such industries as gaming, software, hardware and cyber-security, and has worked in various B2B and B2C marketing roles. Filip currently serves as Information Security Analyst with Bitdefender.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

One in 2 Companies Unable to Cope with Remote Work Security Risks

Jul 10 by Filip Truta

Half of infosec professionals in a recent Bitdefender study revealed that their organization doesn’t have a contingency plan in place, or didn’t know if they did, for a situation like COVID-19 or a similar scenario.

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The Key Reason Why Some Enterprises Outright Refuse to Enable BYOD

Jul 09 by Filip Truta

Most IT professionals say employees are allowed to use personal devices for work. And while the use of personal devices at work is growing rapidly, many are unprepared to balance productivity with security, new data shows.

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Businesses Now Spend a Third of Their Cybersecurity Budget on SOC

Jul 07 by Filip Truta

Organizations with a dedicated security operations center (SOC) know how much it helps combating cyber threats. 72% of IT security practitioners in organizations with a SOC categorize the unit as “essential” or “very important” to their organization’s cybersecurity strategy. However, 60% of SOC team members are considering changing careers or quitting due to stress.

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Remote Workers Encounter 8 Risky URLs per Day, New Research Shows

Jul 02 by Filip Truta

Given enough time, employees – especially those working remotely – will click on a link to a potentially dangerous website. But how much time? According to recent data, less than an hour.

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Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks Jump 200 Percent from April to May

Jul 01 by Filip Truta

New data shows a sharp increase in monthly business email compromise (BEC) attacks focused on invoice or payment fraud.

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World Economic Forum Outlines Core Principles for Businesses Seeking to Reduce Cyber Risk

Jun 29 by Filip Truta

An optimistic new report by the World Economic Forum predicts businesses will prioritize security in a bid to ensure longer-term success. The reason? A rapid increase in cyberattacks and pressures escalating from changes prompted by COVID-19.

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IT Departments May Be Helping Bad Actors with New Apps for Untrained Staff, New Research Shows

Jun 25 by Filip Truta

Rapid changes to how businesses operate offer excellent opportunities for malicious actors to access corporate networks. Infosec professionals report that phishing and whaling attacks taking advantage of unwary employees have risen during the pandemic. At the same time, IT departments are deploying new technologies to support remote work without consulting those on the receiving end, potentially fueling bad actors’ malicious campaigns against businesses.

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Half of U.S. Businesses Have Yet to Mandate New Security Policies for Remote Workers

Jun 24 by Filip Truta

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 80% of Americans had worked from home either rarely or not at all. Now, more than half are doing so, with no new security policies to help guide them, according to an IBM survey conducted by Morning Consult.

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The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Continues, with SOCs Lacking as Many as 10 Key Employees in 2020

Jun 18 by Filip Truta

The vast majority of security operations centers (SOCs) are confident in their ability to counter cyber threats, yet few of their frontline workers can aptly track mean time to detection, while organizations still struggle with SOC staff shortages, new research shows.

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DDoS Attacks Are Getting Bigger, More Complex, Research Shows

Jun 15 by Filip Truta

Even though the number of DDoS attacks decreased over 2019, their complexity and size increased significantly, according to new research from the National Scrubbing Center against DDoS attacks.

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Frost & Sullivan: Advanced Cyber Threats Drive Increased Demand for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Solutions

Jun 12 by Filip Truta

The increasing number of sophisticated cyber threats is set to increase demand for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solutions from the business sector, according to a new forecast by Frost & Sullivan.

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Clients Often Hold CEOs Personally Responsible for Ransomware Attacks, Research Shows

Jun 10 by Filip Truta

The general public is becoming increasingly well-educated about cyber-attacks and ransomware in particular – so much so that consumers are becoming unforgiving of businesses that don't take security seriously. And when they look for someone to blame, they often point the finger at the highest ranks in the organization.

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