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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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COVID-19 Amplifies CISOs’ Concerns about Doing More with Less

Sep 17 by Filip Truta
  • Chief Information Security Officers are preparing for an average of 3.3 security compliance standard audits over the next six to 12 months
  • Of the CISOs working for software companies, 77% said they were preparing for SOC-2 audits
  • Security seniors are worried about their current resources facing upcoming audits and security compliance
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Researchers Identify the Departments and Industries Most Susceptible to Email-Based Cyber-Attacks

Sep 16 by Filip Truta
  • Simulated phishing campaign reveals recipients typically open the email 50% of the time, 32% click the malicious attachment or link, and 13% submit sensitive data
  • Employees in Quality Management & Health, Purchasing / Administrative Affairs, Legal / Internal Control, Human Resources, and Research & Development have the highest rates opening and interacting with malicious emails
  • Phishing attacks are winning because they target fundamental and typical human nature, researchers say
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Telehealth Now the Biggest Cyber-Threat to Healthcare, New Data Shows

Sep 15 by Filip Truta
  • The adoption of telehealth vendors has significantly expanded healthcare providers' attack surface
  • Researchers find a noticeable increase in leaks from primary healthcare and telehealth companies on the dark web since February 2020
  • Threat actors use strains of ransomware that are uniquely tailored to take down healthcare IT infrastructures
  • Despite new risks from telehealth vendors, the healthcare sector has improved its security posture compared to 2019
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Ransomware Was the Top Cyber Insurance Claim in Q1 2020

Sep 14 by Filip Truta
  • Ransomware retakes the lead (from business email compromise) as the top cyber insurance claim the first half of the year
  • Analysts observed a 47% increase in the severity of ransomware attacks, on top of a 100% increase from 2019 to Q1 2020
  • Ransomware (41%), funds transfer loss (27%), and business email compromise incidents (19%) were the most frequent types of loss
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Eight in 10 IT Pros Believe Their Organization Is Next to Suffer a Breach

Sep 10 by Filip Truta
  • 94% of IT pros have experienced a data breach at some point in time
  • 79% are worried their current employer could be next
  • Employee data breaches most commonly occur through external email services such as Gmail and Outlook
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Companies Should Tell Workers It’s OK to Confess to Security Mistakes, Stanford Professor Says

Sep 09 by Filip Truta
  • 88% of data breaches are caused by human error
  • Employees between the ages of 18 and 30 are five times more likely to admit to errors that compromised cybersecurity
  • IT reps can leverage integrated Risk Management and Analytics to address misconfigurations and vulnerabilities, including human-triggered ones
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IT Leaders Grossly Overestimate the Maturity of Their Vulnerability Management Programs

Sep 08 by Filip Truta
  • 84% of companies say their vulnerability management is efficient
  • Researchers find a significant disconnect between perception and reality
  • Organizations must update and automate remediation processes

Most companies place a lot of trust in their vulnerability management programs, with 84% of IT leaders rating them as "mature." However, a deeper dive into the state of vulnerability management at various companies reveals a major disconnect between that perception and reality.

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A Third of Companies Expose Unsafe Network Services to the Internet, Research Reveals

Sep 07 by Filip Truta
  • Data storage, remote access and network administration are most prevalent services exposing sensitive data
  • Unsafe services are linked to other security issues in the digital supply chain
  • Ukraine, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Mexico and Poland are among countries with the highest rate of domestically hosted systems running unsafe services

A third of companies in the digital realm expose unsafe services to the internet and exhibit several other critical security lapses, according to an in-depth study on the prevalence of unsafe network services.

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76% of Security Pros Admit Securing Their Cloud Environments Is a Struggle

Sep 05 by Filip Truta
  • Most security professionals have difficulty maintaining security configurations in the cloud
  • 22% still assess their cloud security posture manually
  • Security pros confess they need more automated enforcement

Organizations face shortcomings in monitoring and securing their cloud environments, according to a survey of 310 security professionals.

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Global Cybercrime Will Cost Businesses $11.4 Million Per Minute by 2021

Sep 03 by Filip Truta
  • Cybercrime will cost more than $11 million per minute globally by 2021
  • Organizations spend on average $25 per minute to tackle malicious activity
  • Threat intelligence emerges as a key asset in defending the enterprise against cyber threats

The global cost of cybercrime has doubled since 2015. Cybercrime now costs organizations $25 per minute and will have a per-minute global cost of more than $11 million by 2021, according to a new report.

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61% of Companies Have Suffered an Insider Attack in the Past Year

Sep 02 by Filip Truta
  • 50% of businesses find it harder to detect insider threats after migrating to the cloud
  • customer data is the most vulnerable to insider attacks
  • the average cost of remediation after an insider attack is anywhere between $100,000 and $2 million

Insider threats pose a significant danger to any organization. This danger is exacerbated as the global pandemic forces a shift to cloud applications and remote work. According to a new report, 50% of businesses find it harder to detect insider threats after migrating to the cloud.

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BEC Operators Switch Focus on Finance Department Employees (over Executives), New Data Shows

Aug 24 by Filip Truta

The shift to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic makes employees more susceptible to BEC attacks and gives threat actors the opportunity to apply tactics likely to be successful given these working conditions, new research shows.

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