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Author: Luana Pascu

From a young age, Luana knew she wanted to become a writer. After having addressed topics such as NFC, startups, and tech innovation, she has now shifted focus to internet security, with a keen interest in smart homes and IoT threats. Luana is a supporter of women in tech and has a passion for entrepreneurship, technology, and startup culture.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

Limitations of Machine Learning algorithms in malware detection

Dec 18 by Luana Pascu

There’s been a continuous increase in the use of Machine Learning but, despite the recent hype, the technology is not new. While researchers have been playing with artificial neural networks from as early as the 1950s, machine learning is not new even in the context of cybersecurity.

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Machine learning to fix problem of 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021

Nov 22 by Luana Pascu

Demand for cybersecurity experts will increase and become a priority for enterprises, leading to an estimated need for over 1 million cybersecurity professionals in India by 2020 and over 500,000 in the US. The US currently employs 780,000 specialists in cybersecurity, while 350,000 posts are still unfilled, reports CyberSeek, project supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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How Is Machine Learning Used in Bitdefender Technologies?

Nov 20 by Luana Pascu

 The terms “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are often used interchangeably, but there’s a huge technical difference between them. While the first is used by Hollywood when depicting self-aware machines, the latter is comprised of finely tuned single-task algorithms that are nowhere near self-aware.

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Machine Learning: The Difference between Tool and Security Layer

Nov 02 by Luana Pascu

Following years of active research and progress, artificial intelligence and machine learning have gained traction, becoming integrated in all cybersecurity layers to boost the efficiency of unknown malware detection, spam detection, URL filtering and network anomalies. Still, the industry has only reached the tip of the iceberg, with many opportunities still to be explored in the future.

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Road to GDPR compliance: how concerned should companies be about the new regulatory landscape?

Sep 13 by Luana Pascu

GDPR, a new legal framework, was approved in the European Union in April 2016, after a seven-year journey from idea to implementation. The regulation addresses consumer rights and data privacy in relation to business conducted in EU member states.

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Scammer makes CAD $11 million off Canadian university in phishing hack

Sep 04 by Luana Pascu

The education sector is one of the most targeted by cybercriminals, partly because it often overlooks compliance with government regulations on security and data protection. Unlike other industries, education is not as well-trained on security guidelines, has little device protection in place, and unwittingly encourages a bring-your-own-device environment.

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Cybersecurity regulations in force for financial sector in New York; CISOs play vital role

Aug 31 by Luana Pascu

Some $86.4 billion has been spent globally on information security so far in 2017 alone, a 7 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner. The forecast for 2018 is that the spending will reach $93 billion, making the Chief Information Security Officer a fundamental role in any organization.

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Connected medical devices at risk, a top target for future malware attacks

Jul 25 by Luana Pascu

When WannaCry ransomware hit in May, the world was bewildered. Who would have thought a Windows SMB protocol exploit would be used in a historical cyberattack that would cripple over 200,000 Windows computers from 150 countries, including 48 NHS hospitals and medical devices in the UK and similar facilities in the US.

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Hackers going after critical energy infrastructure, warns U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jul 06 by Luana Pascu

The energy sector is vital for our industrial society to function properly. Fuel, electricity and petroleum sustain key industries, including agriculture and transportation. Should the world’s top 10 economies be concerned that cyber criminals could go after their critical infrastructure?

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WannaCry, GoldenEye ransomware waves ravage companies’ resistance to cyberattacks

Jul 01 by Luana Pascu

Most data breaches, unsurprisingly, are easily avoidable. So why don’t more businesses focus on improving security? Misdirected emails, weak security, lack of employee training on the basics of online behavior and social engineering scams, all could be easily resolved and it would cost far less than fixing their entire computer network.

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WannaCry hits Honda factory in Japan, 55 traffic cameras in Australia

Jun 22 by Luana Pascu

The WannaCry ransomware family took only 24 hours to infect 200,000 computers in over 100 countries last month, affecting companies such as Renault, Nissan, Telefonica Spain, FedEx and more than 40 hospitals in the UK. Researchers around the world were surprised how fast the malware spread without user interaction as a result of outdated Windows versions and inefficient security solutions.

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South Korean web host pays historical ransom of $1M

Jun 21 by Luana Pascu

Small and medium-sized business have become top targets for ransomware attacks as a result of poor security, a willingness to quickly give in to ransom demands and ransomware-as-a-service business model, according to a Bitdefender survey.

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