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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:

Fear of Data Breaches Driving Big Businesses to Raise Spending on IT in 2019, Survey Shows

Feb 18 by Filip Truta

54 percent of companies will increase IT security spending in 2019, and almost a third will do so by 10 to 20 percent or more, according to a study by eSecurity Planet. The reason? Fear of data breaches and the penalties under new privacy regulations like Europe’s GDPR.

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Average DDoS Attack Volume Tripled in a Year, New Data Reveals

Feb 12 by Filip Truta

Hackers are hitting European businesses with an increasing number of attacks meant to disrupt their operations, according to new data from DDoS protection experts. Both the volume and the complexity of the attacks is growing, and over half used multiple attack vectors.

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What Information Do Cyber Criminals Most Want from Your Business?

Feb 06 by Filip Truta

Big cyber attacks like the Equifax incident in 2017 and the Marriot breach in 2018 have had devastating effects for those in the hackers’ crosshairs. But high-profile data breaches also hold important value for the good guys: clues to the attackers’ mindset.

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Research: Phishing Investigations Cost Companies $4.3 Million Per Year

Feb 04 by Filip Truta

Phishing remains the attack vector of choice for cybercriminals, with 23,000 incidents per organization annually, according to a new survey. Organizations spend on average $4.3 million per year to investigate phishing incidents.

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ENISA Calls for Automated Defense against Automated Threats

Jan 30 by Filip Truta

2018 was a busy year for the cybersecurity sector, as independent cyber-criminals and state-sponsored actors alike further advanced their motives and tactics. Legislators in turn have flipped on the GDPR switch to punish organizations with lax security practices, and many still have a ways to go to achieve compliance.

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Government CIOs to Focus Technology Investments on Data Analytics and Cybersecurity in 2019, Gartner Says

Jan 28 by Filip Truta

Chief Information Officers in government are recognizing the importance of investing in game-changing technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics and blockchain. Spending on cybersecurity is projected to continue to rise as the government recognizes its role as the steward of public data, according to Gartner.

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Shadow IT Running Rampant in Many Organizations despite Security Risks

Jan 21 by Filip Truta

Most IT decision makers agree cybersecurity is the nut to crack in 2019 and beyond, but IT departments are surprisingly permissive with risky internal practices like shadow IT.

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Average Cost of a Cyberattack Now Exceeds $1 Million, Research Shows

Jan 17 by Filip Truta

The cost of attack mitigation is ascending, and so it the number of organizations under attack. Between 2018 and 2019, most organizations have experienced some type of attack, and only 7% have experienced no attack at all, according to new research.

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Many Companies Lack CISOs amid Steeper Compliance Demands

Jan 15 by Filip Truta

Does your business include cyber and privacy management in digital transformation "fully from the start"? Are you comfortable with your reporting on metrics for cyber and privacy risk management? These are among the key questions consulting firm PwC wants businesses to answer in 2019.

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“Make No Mistake, American Companies Are Squarely in the Cross-Hairs of Well-Financed Nation-State Actors,” U.S. Counter-Spy Center Says

Jan 09 by Filip Truta

To enhance private sector awareness, the U.S. government is highlighting the biggest threats faced by American companies from enemy states.

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Moving into 2019, HHS Urges Healthcare Practitioners and Executives to Bolster Defenses Against Cybercrime

Jan 04 by Filip Truta

Amid growing fears about cybercrime in healthcare, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released guidelines to healthcare organizations of all types and sizes, ranging from local clinics to large hospital systems.

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Japan to Store Critical Data Domestically Amid Cyberwar Fears

Jan 03 by Filip Truta

Strengthening its cybersecurity measures against China and other potential state-sponsored threats, Japan is on track to impose domestic storage of electronic data generated by critical infrastructures like power and water suppliers.

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