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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.

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Network Security Spending Rises as Business Environments Grow Too Complex for Traditional Endpoint Security

Dec 03 by Filip Truta

The increasing instances of data breaches and cyber-attacks on critical business infrastructure are driving European organizations to invest more in cybersecurity solutions and focus more on network security, according to a new report.

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Spate of Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Providers Raises Serious Health Concerns

Nov 27 by Filip Truta

Ransomware operators don’t discriminate between targets, hitting everything from industrial control systems and government agencies to small businesses and regular people sitting at home watching YouTube. Depending on the target, the damage can range from mere nuisance to catastrophe.

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60% of Breaches in 2019 Involved Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Oct 31 by Filip Truta

Companies worldwide have mustered the motivation to address the most common cybersecurity challenges, but are hampered by technological and procedural lapses, new research shows.

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Trust in Companies’ Ability to Protect Personal Data Is on the Decline

Oct 24 by Filip Truta

The stakes are higher than ever for hacked companies today as most customers say they would completely abandon a brand following a breach.

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Study Finds Surprising Similarities Between Cyber-Risk and Problem Gambling

Oct 02 by Filip Truta

Company officials who neglect email security -- a corporation’s greatest cyber vulnerability -- would fare extremely poorly if they brought the same approach to the poker table, according to new research that draws parallels between cybersecurity and the infamous high-stakes game.

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Forrester: Cybersecurity Requires the Right Tools, Not More Tools

Sep 30 by Filip Truta

The disparity of technologies that enterprises use to secure their IT infrastructures don’t provide a complete, real-time view of cybersecurity risk, a Forrester survey reveals. The research also shows the abundance of deployed tools leads to a false sense of confidence.

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CISOs Can Leverage Data Breaches to Land Better Jobs, Survey Shows

Sep 24 by Filip Truta

A new study that explores how chief information security officers (CISOs) perceive the state of their profession carries some surprising findings. In a stark contrast with past year studies, “experiencing a data breach” now paints CISOs as more experienced and thus more apt to defend the organization from cyber threats.

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Recent Spike in Ransomware Incidents Potentially Linked to Payouts from Insurance Firms

Sep 23 by Filip Truta

IT security experts fear that payouts from insurers may be fueling ransomware attacks as more and more critical infrastructures across the United States fall victim to ransomware operators.

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Businesses Can Lose Half of Customers after a Data Breach, Research Shows

Sep 20 by Filip Truta

Consumers across the globe are seriously concerned about the data security practices of the companies they do business with, and would take their money elsewhere after a data breach, according to a new study.

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Education Sector in Dire Need of Cloud Security Talent, Research Shows

Sep 18 by Filip Truta

Schools are increasingly deploying a “cloud-first” strategy but they can’t keep up with the cyber risks associated with their expanding attack surface, according to a new study. If the recent spate of ransomware attacks on U.S. school districts is any indication, the education sector is in dire need of skilled cybersecurity staff.

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52% of UK Businesses Risk Hefty Fines under GDPR

Sep 16 by Filip Truta

More than a year after the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), half of businesses in the United Kingdom are still not fully compliant. Around 52% stand to incur big penalties from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), in case they misuse personally identifiable information of EU residents.

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Patch Management a Key Area for Improvement at Most SMBs, Study Shows

Sep 12 by Filip Truta

Cybercriminals often exploit flaws in unpatched systems to breach an organization, as in the 2017 WannaCry contagion and the massive 2018 Equifax incident. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that businesses big and small list patch management as a key pain point. And, according to a recent survey, small and medium-sized businesses are particularly susceptible to data breaches that use this attack avenue.

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