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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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Sensitizing Employees to IT Security Creates a ‘Human Firewall,’ Experts Say

Oct 28 by Filip Truta
  • Cybersecurity awareness experts say their organization’s current security posture would be weaker if the existing IT security budget focused solely on technical solutions
  • 100% claim training staff in IT security has a positive effect on the company’s error culture
  • 96% agree that cybersecurity awareness contributes to a higher overall security level
  • Organizations must prioritize workforce behavior in relation to data and machines as a pillar of their next-generation IT strategies
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10 Months into COVID-19, Businesses Still Playing Catch-Up with Endpoint Security in Hybrid Work Environments

Oct 27 by Filip Truta
  • New survey shows IT teams were not fully prepared for the sudden transition to remote work
  • 10 months in, secure access and endpoint security remain a top challenge in enabling hybrid work environments
  • 66% of IT pros believe the COVID-19 situation will spur increased cybersecurity investments
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A Third of CISOs Have Relaxed Security Policies to Foster Remote-Work Productivity During COVID-19, New Research Shows

Oct 23 by Filip Truta
  • Study brings to light the CISO’s dilemma: enhance corporate security or enable worker productivity
  • Legacy remote access solutions leave much to be desired in the eyes of CISOs
  • Half of CISOs believe security measures affect productivity when scaling remote-first policies
  • 35 percent have relaxed security policies to foster greater productivity among remote workers
  • 39 percent have left their security policies the same, either because they are comfortable with their company’s security posture or because they don’t know what changes to make
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Enterprises Increasingly Choose Threat Intelligence as the Go-To Weapon to Fight Advanced Threats

Oct 21 by Filip Truta
  • Threat intel helps organizations navigate an ever-expanding threat landscape
  • TIP market to reach $234.9 million by 2022 from $132.7 million in 2019, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21%
  • TIP represents one of the niche markets in cybersecurity that will be least affected by COVID-19, Frost & Sullivan analysts forecast
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Two-Thirds of Businesses Have Suffered Endpoint and IoT Security Incidents During COVID-19

Oct 16 by Filip Truta
  • Endpoint and IoT security incidents escalate in the past 12 months as employees are forced to work remotely
  • The top 3 issues cited by IT decision-makers are malware (78%), insecure network and remote access (61%), and compromised credentials (58%)
  • Respondents cite failure to discover, identify and respond to unknown, unmanaged or insecure devices accessing network and cloud resources
  • The most critical capability required to mitigate security incidents is monitoring endpoint or IoT devices for malicious or anomalous activity
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‘Inconvenient’ Cybersecurity Policies Put Healthcare Organizations at Risk

Oct 13 by Filip Truta
  • Information security policies are not grounded in the realities of an employee’s work responsibilities
  • Physicians who are dealing with emergency situations constantly are more likely to leave a workstation unlocked
  • Security professionals must find ways to seamlessly integrate ISP compliance within specific job tasks
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43% of Global Employees Are Not Sure What a Phishing Attack Is

Oct 12 by Filip Truta
  • Employees want to keep working remotely but admit they are not as productive as in the office
  • A third of remote workers consider IT security a low priority
  • Almost half of global employees don’t fully understand the notion of a phishing attack
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37% of Remote Employees Have No Security Restrictions on Corporate Devices

Oct 07 by Filip Truta
  • More than half of organizations have given employees a corporate device for remote work
  • 37% of employees say they are not restricted from activities like visiting unsecured websites, sharing personal information, or downloading unvetted software
  • 54% of users would still visit a website after receiving a warning about potential security risks associated with the site
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Top Managers Increasingly Asked to Sit in on Cybersecurity Meetings

Oct 07 by Filip Truta
  • Eight in 10 organizations report that their cybersecurity practices are improving
  • Executives, directors, business units and outside firms are now directly engaged in conversations and decisions on cybersecurity matters
  • COVID-19 and the shift to remote work have heightened awareness of the need for strong cybersecurity
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US Government Seeks to Sanction Companies that Pay Ransomware Operators

Oct 06 by Filip Truta
  • Demand for ransomware payments skyrockets during the pandemic period
  • Companies that pay ransomware actors, including cyber insurance firms, will face potential sanctions for their actions
  • Department of the Treasury says ransomware payments benefit illicit actors and can undermine national security
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Research Finds 450% Increase in Remote Employees Circumventing Security to Mask Online Habits or Steal Data

Oct 05 by Filip Truta
  • 56% of companies say their remote workers actively bypassed security controls to obfuscate online activity
  • 70% of the incidents included at least one attempt to circumvent a second security control to exfiltrate data without detection
  • 72% of companies surveyed saw data theft attempts by a departing employee wanting to take protected IP with them
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Cybersecurity Takes Top Tech Priority as COVID-19 Spurs Transformation Projects

Oct 03 by Filip Truta
  • Survey of over 600 IT leaders reveals the extent of COVID-19 disruption from a technological standpoint
  • Areas like cybersecurity, network infrastructure and cloud strategy need urgent adaptation for a distributed workforce
  • Cybersecurity is the top technology priority for digital transformation projects
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