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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:

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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The Top Five Cybersecurity Incidents of 2018

Dec 28 by Filip Truta

According to some estimates, cybercrime causes 600 billion dollars a year in financial losses. And despite lessons from past incidents, players in all verticals still incur massive damage every year as a result of breaches by hackers.

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Healthcare Data Breaches Associated with 64% Increase in Advertising Expenditures

Dec 27 by Filip Truta

Despite the risk of tremendous loss in a breach, healthcare providers (HCPs) are slow to build strong cybersecurity defenses around their business.

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Half of CEOs Believe a Data Breach Is a Matter of ‘When,’ Not ‘If’

Dec 19 by Filip Truta

Nuclear power plants, energy grids, urban water supplies, transportation and traffic control systems, healthcare facilities – these verticals differ in almost every sense, but they do have one thing in common: they are all “critical” infrastructures.

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How to Avoid Becoming the Next Equifax – Investigation Reveals Breach Was ‘Entirely Preventable’

Dec 12 by Filip Truta

A U.S. House committee has released a staff report that concludes the Equifax breach from 2017 was “entirely preventable.” The report includes many notable findings, including recommendations for the business sector to avoid such incidents in the future.

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Marriott Suffers Second-Biggest Data Breach in History, after 2013 Yahoo Hack

Dec 03 by Filip Truta

Mariottt International has suffered what can be considered one of the largest data breaches in history, trailing only the 2013 Yahoo breach. The world’s largest hotel chain said some 500 million customer records were compromised.

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Study Ranks Healthcare and Insurance as Worst Custodians of Personal Data

Nov 29 by Filip Truta

Phishing remains a key attack vector for bad actors to compromise not just individual user accounts, but also to establish a foothold in the entire infrastructure of a given organization. This is possible because attackers know one thing very well: a company’s first line of defense, its staff, is also its weakest security layer.

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Ransomware – A Growing Menace for Healthcare Providers

Nov 28 by Filip Truta

In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware took copious amounts of data hostage and demanded hefty sums in exchange for the decryption keys. The contagion, allegedly the work of North Korean hackers, spread like wildfire, infecting countless systems worldwide and dealing billions of dollars in damages. Some victims ceded to the attackers’ demands, but few got their data back.

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The BYOD Paradox: Personal Devices Expose Businesses to Cyber-Risk, But Employees Don’t Want Bosses Controlling Their Gadgets

Nov 27 by Filip Truta

BYOD programs have had a mixed track record over the years. Some say they increase mobility, flexibility, efficiency and collaboration, leading to a more productive workforce overall. Other businesses still shun the practice outright.

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Lax Employee Cybersecurity Habits Pose Growing Danger to Businesses

Nov 20 by Filip Truta

Employees’ cybersecurity habits are bad and getting worse. New research illustrates a workforce less committed to security best practices, despite an increased focus on cybersecurity awareness in the workplace.

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A Single Data Breach Can Rob You of 78% of Your Customers, Study Indicates

Nov 15 by Filip Truta

More than three-quarters of consumers would completely abandon a brand online if they heard the organization were breached by hackers, and around half would not sign up for a new online service that they heard was breached recently.

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