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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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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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Senator Elizabeth Warren Proposes Holding Negligent Executives Criminally Liable for Data Breaches

Apr 05 by Filip Truta

Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing an amendment that would establish criminal liability for negligent executive officers of major corporations.

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Stark Disconnect Between Strategy and Execution as Companies Fail to Prioritize Protecting Business-Critical Apps

Apr 02 by Filip Truta

Most enterprises are aware that business disruption carries heavy costs, but still they fail to prioritize the security of business-critical applications.

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Paranoid or Rightfully Concerned? 61% of CISOs Think Staff Leak Data Intentionally

Mar 29 by Filip Truta

It has long been accepted as truth that staff, an organization’s first and last line of defense, is the vulnerability that malicious actors most take advantage of to steal data or deploy malware. But newer studies show an increase in malicious insiders, and one survey indicates that most IT security leaders believe this to be the case in their organization.

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Cyber Criminals Increasingly Attack the Human Layer When Targeting Businesses

Mar 25 by Filip Truta

Countering internal threats remains one of the biggest challenges for businesses, with a rise in phishing and ransomware attacks, as well as negligent and malicious insiders, new research shows.

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With Nine Months to Go, Only 14 Percent of Companies Are Ready for California’s New Privacy Law

Mar 21 by Filip Truta

Companies with customers or employees in California have only 10 months to become compliant with the toughest privacy law so far in the United States. But only a small percentage of such organizations are ready for the upcoming legislation.

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Cybercrime Costs Climb 12% to $13 Million per Company in 2018

Mar 11 by Filip Truta

Financial damage associated with cybercrime and insider threats jumped 12% globally in 2018 and accounted for a third of all cybersecurity costs, new research shows.

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Microsoft: Phishing Attacks Increased 250% from January to December 2018

Mar 08 by Filip Truta

Phishing remained a preferred attack vector in 2018, with hackers ramping up their efforts by 250% between January and December. Phishing attack methods have also evolved in recent times, as bad actors are forced to bypass increasingly efficient anti-phishing tools and techniques.

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Most Cybersecurity Incidents in Healthcare Sector Start with Email

Mar 01 by Filip Truta

The healthcare industry has been a major target for bad actors in recent years, who have inflicted heavy financial losses, reputational damage and risking patient health. Administrators have responded by bolstering cybersecurity budgets, security solution deployments, and awareness training. But much more needs to be done to stay on top of this constant threat, experts believe.

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