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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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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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FBI Shows You How to Spot a Business Email Compromise Scam, Cuffs 281 BEC Operators

Sep 11 by Filip Truta

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and federal partners have arrested 281 alleged cybercriminals across nine countries, dismantling one of the biggest international business email compromise (BEC) operations.

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Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage in Board Rooms across US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Sep 11 by Filip Truta

Cybersecurity has become a board room imperative, with almost half of corporate boards across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand now actively discussing cybersecurity strategy, new research shows.

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Politicians Don’t Understand Cybersecurity, Say 82% of IT Security Professionals

Sep 10 by Filip Truta

Legislators need to impose stricter cybersecurity laws as cyber-attacks continue to increase. However, the vast majority of cybersecurity professionals attending this year’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas agreed that elected officials aren’t capable of crafting effective security regulation.

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US Government Institutions Become Hot Target for Ransomware Operators in 2019

Sep 09 by Filip Truta

Ransomware operators have developed a taste for state and local governments across the United States this year, with almost two thirds of ransomware attacks in 2019 directed at government organizations.

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