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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 security, and has worked in various B2B and B2C marketing roles.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

How a data breach left two Equifax executives jobless and eroded public trust overnight

Sep 19 by Filip Truta

One of the biggest consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States is learning a harsh lesson. A massive breach that affected personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers has led to the forced retirement of Equifax’s chief information officer and chief security officer, a 13 percent drop in market valuation, several class action lawsuits and a deterioration in public trust.

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Looming GDPR creates huge job opportunities for data experts

Sep 06 by Filip Truta

With 200 pages telling businesses how to handle customer data come May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Law has inadvertently created a long list of job openings – 75,000 by some estimates – for those who can responsibly juggle big chunks of data.

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China could use new Cyber-Security Law to exploit ‘foreign’ vulnerabilities

Sep 05 by Filip Truta

China’s new cyber-security law, in effect since June 1st, contains vague and onerous language that authorities could invoke to compel security checks, forcibly demand data or to inspect proprietary technology.

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DDoS attacks increase 28% as PBot authors use decades-old PHP code

Aug 23 by Filip Truta

New data from Akamai Technologies reveals that distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application attacks are on this rise following months of decline, increasing 28% in Q2 2017 from the same period last year.

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Companies to spend close to $100b on cyber security by 2018 – Gartner

Aug 16 by Filip Truta

Organizations worldwide are on track to spend a cumulative $86.4 billion on information security products this year, a 7 percent increase over 2016, Gartner reports. The research firm anticipates that figure will climb to $93 billion in 2018.

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UK drafts Data Protection Bill to stay on par with EU’s GDPR after Brexit

Aug 09 by Filip Truta

Taking a leaf from the EU’s book on data protection, the United Kingdom is preparing to introduce a new law that will see it aligned with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to be on par with the rest of Europe after it is no longer a member of the union.

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Bitdefender helps Europol, FBI, DOJ shut down Hansa

Jul 21 by Filip Truta

Collaboration between Bitdefender, Europol, the FBI and the US Department of Justice has successfully ended with the takedown of Hansa, the global criminal marketplace. Operating on the Tor network, the dark net market distributed illegal goods and services, including guns and drugs.

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Smart business – companies invest heavily in cloud security as cyber-threat grows

Jul 20 by Filip Truta

Businesses are growing increasingly aware of the security risks beyond the control of their cloud provider, according to new research by B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch.

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As businesses trust firewalls too much, EU demands stronger defenses

Jul 11 by Filip Truta

Businesses in a wide swath of industries across the globe place too much trust in perimeter security solutions like firewalls, IDPS and content filtering, even though 28% of them suffered a breach in the past 12 months, according to a survey of 1,050 decisions makers. And new EU legislation will soon demand companies protect customer data, or else.

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UK businesses not deterred by cyber-threats; want gov’t to help with cloud adoption

Jun 28 by Filip Truta

As Britain leaves the European Union, businesses in the sovereign state want financially stable cloud providers and prefer those that store data locally and offer local support, according to a recent survey.

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Businesses pursue new tech without equal attention to cyber threats

Jun 26 by Filip Truta

A Deloitte survey of 400 executives in the consumer product segment indicates that businesses are confident they can fight cybercrime, but at the same time they are ill prepared to do so. Going by the numbers, business execs indeed have a ways to go to protect customer trust, intellectual property, payments and human capital.

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