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Author: Liviu Arsene

Liviu Arsene is a Global Cybersecurity Analyst for Bitdefender, with a strong background in security and technology. Reporting on global trends and developments in computer security, he writes about malware outbreaks and security incidents while coordinating with technical and research departments. His passions revolve around innovative technologies and gadgets, focusing on their security applications and long-term strategic impact. When he's not online, he's either taking something apart or putting it back together again.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

EDR and Cloud Workload Security on the Agenda for Bitdefender at Infosecurity EUROPE

May 23 by Liviu Arsene

What are your plans for 5-7 June 2018 ? If you are a security professional attending Infosecurity Europe in London, we'd be delighted to meet with you, answer your questions and offer our insights into the latest cyber security trends.

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42 Percent of Security Professionals Ignore Security Warnings

May 14 by Liviu Arsene

Some 42 percent of IT security professionals ignore critical security issues, especially if they don’t know how to fix them (16 percent), according to a recent survey of 155 IT professionals by Oyutpost24.

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MSPs Must Prepare for New Cyber Attacks

May 02 by Liviu Arsene

The main goal of MSPs is to help businesses grow by ensuring agility, scalability, and security. This means MSPS need to constantly learn and adapt to sophisticated threats, and deliver a full complement of security services and technologies that address individual risks for each company. Consequently, MSPs need to stay on-par with security trends and pay close attention to both threats and cutting-edge technologies that can mitigate them.

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What Security Risks Should MSPs Expect in 2018

Apr 17 by Liviu Arsene

As IT operations are becoming more complex and require both advanced infrastructure and security expertise to increase the overall security posture of the organization, the managed service provider (MSP) industry is gaining more traction and popularity.

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Coin Miner Reports Outrank Ransomware by Two Orders of Magnitude, According to Bitdefender Telemetry

Mar 27 by Liviu Arsene

Bitdefender telemetry revealed that from September 2017 until February 2018, ransomware reports have followed a descending curve, while coin miner reports have increased by 130 percent by January 2018. Interestingly, cryptojacking is currently one of the fastest spreading cyber threats, already outranking ransomware’s exposure by a factor of 1 to 100 according to Bitdefender’s intelligence, and is recently displaying targeted behavior, by leveraging fileless techniques and exploits to infiltrate organizations and spread laterally.

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Alleged North Korean Threat Actor Targets Select Victims with another Critical Zero-Day Vulnerability Attack

Mar 19 by Liviu Arsene

Attributing cyberattacks and advanced malware to a particular country or entity is usually troublesome. Forensic artefacts can sometimes be planted or forged to point to a specific country or cybercriminal group.

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Debunking Software Defined Data Center Myths

Mar 05 by Liviu Arsene

The global software defined data center (SDDC) market is estimated to reach US$90.416 billion by 2022, from US$36.517 billion in 2017, meaning that companies will continue on the path of software defined everything. While the immediate benefits of SDDCs revolve around less CapEx, OpEx, centralized management, and the deployment of cloud in a box, organizations need to prepare for challenges facing when adhering to SDDCs.

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Hackers Continue Abusing SWIFT in Recent Indian Bank Heist

Feb 20 by Liviu Arsene

A recent cyberattack on India’s City Union Bank abused the SWIFT global payments platform to transfer $2 million into accounts in Dubai, Turkey and China. While details of the cyberattack were not made public as the incident is still under investigation, officials claim hackers disabled the bank’s SWIFT-connected printer on Feb. 6, preventing City Union Bank from receiving any acknowledgement messages for the three fraudulent transactions.

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SCMagazine’s Innovator Award for Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection Marks Solution Milestone

Jan 25 by Liviu Arsene

Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection recently won the SCMagazine Innovator Award, marking the fact that truly groundbreaking security technologies have started to receive validation from the market, as traditional security solutions fail to cope with the ever-increasing complexity of advanced threats.

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Bitdefender Joins Xen Project Advisory Board

Dec 18 by Liviu Arsene

Bitdefender has been named an Advisory Board member for the Linux Foundation-hosted Xen Project formed of major cloud companies, virtualization providers, enterprises and silicon vendors that advise and support development of Xen Project software for cloud computing, embedded, IoT use-cases, automotive and security applications.

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Machine Learning – A Tool for Augmenting Security

Sep 15 by Liviu Arsene

The use of machine learning algorithms in the security industry has become a necessity with the rapid growth of malware samples. Obfuscation, polymorphism and encryption have caused a surge in new malware, which now numbers in the hundreds of millions of samples hunting on the internet.

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Bimodal Approach to IT Meets Digital Business Challenges – Coordinating Services, Not Controlling Assets

Sep 11 by Liviu Arsene

Businesses embracing agility and scalability as part of digitalization onboarding will have to adhere to hybrid compute and storage models based on multiple infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) providers, according to Gartner's Strategic Roadmap for Datacenter Infrastructure report that can be downloaded here. With 10 percent of organizations closing off their on-premise data centers by the end of 2018, 80 percent of enterprises will adhere to IaaS and PaaS by 2019.

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