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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:

When It Comes to Data Breaches, Healthcare Businesses Stand to Lose Most

Aug 13 by Filip Truta

For the eighth year in a row, healthcare organizations incurred the highest costs from data breaches, costing them an average $408 per lost or stolen record. Costs associated with data breaches in healthcare are nearly three times higher compared to other industries.

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30% of CISOs Plan on Entering a Bug Bounty Program in the Next Year

Aug 06 by Filip Truta

With cybercrime showing no signs of slowing down in 2018, security leaders are looking to find and invest in the best tools and approaches to combat their adversaries. Yet the cat-and-mouse-game continues, as hackers get more innovative every day, sometimes outpacing even the best cyber defenses.

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73% of CISOs Stockpile Cryptocurrency to Pay Cybercriminals if Attacked

Jul 31 by Filip Truta

Despite spending billions on preventing data loss, the C-suite is demonstrating a stark disconnect between business policy and personal behavior. Many admit to stealing intellectual property (IP) from a former employer, while others are taking hacker attacks as such a certainty that they are literally stockpiling crypto-cash to pay off hackers in the event of a breach.

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CIO Cybersecurity Strategies Increasingly Rely on ‘Multi-Cloud’

Jul 23 by Filip Truta

Enterprises are progressively moving their workloads to multiple cloud (multi-cloud) providers, migrating their mission-critical applications to an environment that facilitates performance, management and scalability. This novel strategy shifts focus away from cutting costs and towards increased performance and security, while enabling organizations to stay innovative and competitive, new data shows.

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Businesses Seek to Please Customers Before Regulators in Drive for GDPR Compliance

Jul 19 by Filip Truta

2018 will be remembered by many in the corporate world as the year the GDPR kicked in. Every organization covered by the EU’s new regulation had a year’s heads up to ensure conformity, yet few today are 100% compliant. However, new data suggests a few good reasons behind businesses’ extra diligence in their approach to this pressing issue.

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CISO Responsibilities Growing Faster than Their Ability to Address Them

Jul 17 by Filip Truta

The past few years have seen IT chiefs take on more and more duties towards achieving cyber resilience for their organizations. Little do their higher-ups know that different ranks across the company must now shoulder those responsibilities to accomplish this mission. And if recent studies are any indication, CIOs and CISOs still have a ways to go to persuade their peers to make cybersecurity a key part of the business program.

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Six Tips for Security Leaders Looking to ‘Elevate their Standing’

Jul 06 by Filip Truta

Research giant Gartner is out with a report documenting six emerging trends that IT security leaders should keep on their radar in 2018 and beyond. The findings could easily serve as pro tips for security leaders looking to gain a foothold in their organization’s decision-making process.

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Internet Crime in 2017 Dealt $1.4 Billion in Losses, FBI Says

Jul 05 by Filip Truta

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its latest Internet Crime Report highlighting the most common attack avenues for bad actors, as well as some important statistics to keep in mind in 2018 and beyond.

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NotPetya Ransomware Still Costing Industries Millions in Recovery

Jul 02 by Filip Truta

Mere months after the NotPetya ransomware contagion, victims were already reporting more than $1 billion in damages across countries and verticals. And the costs associated with the attack are apparently still climbing.

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Amplified DDoS Attacks Are Here to Stay, Experts Say

Jun 22 by Filip Truta

As bad actors seek ever-more lucrative ways to enhance their Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, analysts are noticing a sustained effort from the black hat community to amplify their firepower.

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Employers Should Reward Staffers Who Dodge Online Scams, Thwart Ransomware, Study Shows

Jun 20 by Filip Truta

Employees are a company’s first line of defense against an impending breach. All it takes is one negligent staffer with bad password hygiene, or an unwary employee falling for a phishing scam, for hackers to gain a foothold in an organization’s infrastructure.

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How Much Ransomware Can Cost Your City and Your Business

Jun 14 by Filip Truta

Reuters reported last week week that the ransomware attack suffered by the city of Atlanta in March was proving costlier than initially thought. City officials told the news agency that the strike continued to disrupt Atlanta’s “mission critical” applications even after its discovery, as the pestilence had not been fully contained.

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