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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.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

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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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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