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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.

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CISOs should report directly to the CEO, study shows

Feb 16 by Filip Truta

Keeping senior leadership abreast of security strengths and vulnerabilities has become a top priority, according to financial sector Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). And direct communication with the CEO has become imperative, as strong cyber defenses require increasingly rapid decision-making.

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Fraudsters made off with a record $17 billion worth of personal data in 2017

Feb 09 by Filip Truta

Despite renewed efforts to combat the spread of identity fraud, businesses in 2017 saw fraudsters steal even more records compared to the previous year. Cybercriminals made off with a whopping $16.8 billion worth of personal data, according to researchers.

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Businesses rushing to adopt new tech are opening more doors to hackers – research

Jan 27 by Filip Truta

While modern technology makes possible new business models to drive growth and profitability, digital transformation opens your business to more cybersecurity risks, according to a survey by Thales and 451 Research.

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Any organization could be the target of a data breach in 2018, digital identity experts say

Jan 17 by Filip Truta

Fraudsters have moved from making a fast buck to crafting more ambitious, targeted attacks that produce long-term profits, according to an extensive analysis of real-world cybercrime attacks.

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Human error identified as the #1 reason behind most cyberattacks

Jan 16 by Filip Truta

A survey of 612 Chief Information Security Officers suggests CISOs have a tough road ahead in an ongoing climate of high-profile data breaches.

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Six in 10 US employees clueless about GDPR – survey

Jan 11 by Filip Truta

Just months before the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect globally, more than half of US-based employees in various industries have never heard of the upcoming regulation, according to a survey by adaptive training experts at MediaPro.

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Meltdown and Spectre: decades-old CPU design flaws put businesses at risk

Jan 05 by Filip Truta

Security researchers at Google this week made public two vulnerabilities in almost every modern processor shipped since 1995 that could allow attackers to steal passwords, encryption keys and other sensitive information.

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Fear of data breaches won't impact US holiday shopping spending, study shows

Nov 29 by Filip Truta

We are all too familiar with the expression “consumer is king.” Companies devise complex strategies to convert potential customers into buyers, then use retention schemes to keep the revenue flowing. And if recent studies are any indication, U.S. businesses are doing a heck of a job at holding on to their customer base.

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California healthcare provider gets $2 million penalty for leaking 50,000 patient records

Nov 24 by Filip Truta

Not-for-profit Cottage Health System has agreed to pay the state of California $2 million for suffering multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2015. Taking a leaf from the EU’s playbook, the state of California is demanding that the healthcare institution appoint a Chief Privacy Officer – the equivalent of a Data Protection Officer stipulated by European law.

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Many businesses continue to leave their doors wide open to unsophisticated attackers, research shows

Nov 22 by Filip Truta

New research reveals that cyber-attacks by unsophisticated hackers this year have successfully exploited vulnerabilities that many of the world's famed businesses were already aware of but did nothing to fix.

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Shame, confusion among office workers spur record numbers to give in to ransomware

Nov 03 by Filip Truta

Despite considerable efforts to educate employees on ransomware, many organizations still don't know what to do if they fall victim to an attack. According to part 2 of Intermedia's Data Vulnerability Report, a record number of employees and their employers are paying ransom.

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New law to compel US businesses to inform users of data breaches

Oct 26 by Filip Truta

The United States Congress plans to introduce a bill that would push companies to report a breach within 30 days of its occurrence, or else. The law echoes similar efforts in the European Union, which aims to enforce similar regulations next year.

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