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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:

How One Company Rebuffed Its Ransomware Aggressors and Froze Their $1M Bitcoin Wallet

Jan 30 by Filip Truta

A Canadian insurance company that fell victim to ransomware last year has managed to obtain the decryptor from its aggressors, then went on to freeze their Bitcoin wallet using a clever trick.

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Success of Cyber-Attacks on U.S. Govts May Stem from Innovation Paralysis

Jan 23 by Filip Truta

Cyber-attacks on government institutions and critical infrastructures have increased considerably in recent years, with the United States seemingly painted as the bullseye for ransomware operators in 2019. Infosec experts argue that state institutions spend too little on cybersecurity, and a recent study shows they may be right

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Cyber Incidents Increasingly Erode Brand Value

Jan 21 by Filip Truta

Despite growing risks, many companies are still poorly protected against the type of reputational crisis that a cyber incident can deliver, according to research by Allianz.

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Equifax Ordered to Spend $1 Billion on Data Security

Jan 17 by Filip Truta

Credit reporting agency Equifax continues to pay through the nose after the mega breach it suffered in 2017 resulted in the leak of 147 million customer records and the firing of three executives.

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Cyber Incidents Now Pose Top Peril for Companies Globally, Allianz Says

Jan 16 by Filip Truta

Cybersecurity shot up to the #1 spot as the top peril for companies globally this year, from #2 last year and as low as #15 seven years ago, according to financial services firm Allianz.

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A Third of Infosec Pros Believe They’re under Cyber-Attack but Don’t Know Yet

Jan 06 by Filip Truta

If security incidents in the past few years are any indication, cybersecurity professionals face a bumpy road ahead. While some IT security chiefs are prepared to hang up their boots, many are almost certain their organization is under attack from hackers but they haven’t yet learned of it.

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Half of CISOs Might Quit Their Jobs in 2020 if Budgets, Cybersecurity Staff Remain Tight [Bitdefender Study]

Dec 30 by Filip Truta

Organizational weak spots and stressors are taking their toll on IT security professionals. 72% of infosec professionals agree that the lack of proper security tools and knowledge are huge obstacles preventing rapid incident detection and response. Furthermore, more than half of C-suite security pros are considering leaving their job if things don’t change in 2020 and beyond.

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Security Pros Don’t Protect Keys and Certificates as Effectively as Usernames and Passwords

Dec 27 by Filip Truta

A study comparing security controls for human and machine identities reveals a worrying trend. While almost all organizations have a policy that governs password length for human identities, only half have a written policy on length and randomness of keys for machine identities - this, despite the rapid spread of machines that need to authenticate themselves to each other so they can communicate securely.

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60% of Records Leaked in Past Year Exposed by Financial Services Firms

Dec 24 by Filip Truta

Financial services firms accounted for 6% of all data breaches in 2019 but more than 60% of leaked records, partly due to the Capital One mega breach that compromised more than 100 million records, according to a new study.

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CISOs Are Skeptical About Cybersecurity Vendor Claims, Study Shows

Dec 23 by Filip Truta

Most Enterprise IT pros believe cybersecurity vendors use ambiguous data, and sometimes even resort to lies to peddle their products, according to a new survey.

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Seven in 10 Breaches Are Caused by Insiders, New Study Shows

Dec 17 by Filip Truta

Accidental internal breaches pose a growing security risk, with over 70% of companies suffering this type of breach during the last five years, according to a new study.

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Glupteba Trojan Makes a Comeback Taking Aim at Large Enterprises [Whitepaper]

Dec 16 by Filip Truta

For an attacker, using a known piece of malware carries both advantages and disadvantages. While security researchers know exactly what infection patterns to look for, old malware can still go unnoticed if it’s not trending or if it uses new tricks to avoid detection. Glupteba does both.

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