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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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Are CISOs Starting to Crack Under Pressure? New Research Suggests They Need More Support from Peers

Jun 04 by Filip Truta

Too many CISOs are under constant pressure to defend their organization from cyber threats. They are feeling unsupported, and it’s taking a toll on their mental health, according to a new study.

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It’s 2019 and Most CISOs at Financial Institutions Demand Bigger Cybersecurity Budgets

May 30 by Filip Truta

Almost a quarter of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in the finance sector have drawn up plans to compel their Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to spend extra dollars on their organization’s cybersecurity posture, according to a new study.

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EternalBlue Worm Still Claiming Victims Two Years after WannaCry and NotPetya

May 29 by Filip Truta

The government of the US city of Baltimore is seeking federal dollars to recover from a devastating ransomware attack that allegedly leveraged the NSA-developed EternalBlue exploit. 

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6% of Professionals Feel Personal Data Is Actually Less Protected under GDPR

May 28 by Filip Truta

One year in, there are still conflicting sentiments from the global workforce regarding the EU General Data Protection Regulation – specifically, whether the regulation has been effective.

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GandCrab Claims Supremacy: Most Prevalent Ransomware in the World Reaches 50% Market Share

May 13 by Filip Truta

Ransomware drains billions from the global economy each year and shows no signs of slowing down. However, the highest cost of a ransomware attack is no longer the ransom itself. Today, the bulk of the financial damage consists of downtime, tarnished reputations and regulatory fines.

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Poor Password Hygiene Leaving US and UK Businesses Vulnerable to Attack

May 08 by Filip Truta

New research shows that despite increasing fears around cyber threats, companies in the US and the UK are behind in implementing best practices and technology to lock down and protect passwords.

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Government Data at Risk as Agencies Fail to Comply with Standards

May 06 by Filip Truta

The very bodies that should set an example in protecting sensitive data are the same ones that are failing to comply with existing standards, new research indicates.

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‘Ghost Users’ and Non-Expiring Passwords a Major Security Issue for Most Businesses

Apr 30 by Filip Truta

User and service accounts that are inactive and enabled (“ghost users”) are prime targets for penetration and lateral movement, researchers say. But adversaries also have a different breed of user accounts in their crosshairs: accounts with non-expiring passwords.

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Women Now Constitute 24% of the Cybersecurity Workforce

Apr 25 by Filip Truta

Most cybersecurity roles are still filled by men and pay disparity is still an issue. However, women now account for 24% of the cybersecurity workforce and are more likely to be promoted to senior positions than men.

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EternalBlue Still Infecting Endpoints as Businesses Fail to Upgrade Systems or Apply Patches

Apr 24 by Filip Truta

A dangerous exploit that has helped criminals carry out several major cyber attacks in the past two years continues to infect vulnerable endpoints, new research indicates.

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Why Ransomware Continues to Be an Immensely Profitable Business for Bad Actors

Apr 16 by Filip Truta

Ransomware, arguably the most efficient malware used by cybercrooks in recent years, continues to wreak havoc on a global scale, affecting everyone and everything, from regular Internet users to enterprises to critical infrastructures. So why do hackers still win?

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Critical Infrastructure Reps Fear What Hackers Might Do to Them in 2019

Apr 10 by Filip Truta

Incidents like the attack on Norsk Hydro are expected to grow more common, according to a survey on cybersecurity trends in industries using industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT).

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