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Author: Razvan Muresan

Former business journalist, Razvan is passionate about supporting SMEs into building communities and exchanging knowledge on entrepreneurship. He enjoys having innovative approaches on hot topics and thinks that the massive amount of information that attacks us on a daily basis via TV and internet makes us less informed than we even think. The lack of relevance is the main issue in nowadays environment so he plans to emphasize real news on Bitdefender blogs.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

Half of UK companies increased cloud security spending in the past year

Feb 22 by Razvan Muresan

Cloud security spending increased for 49 percent of UK companies in the past year, while the IT security budget for other security activities remained the same, according to a Bitdefender survey of 153 IT decision makers in the United Kingdom in companies with more than 1,000 PCs.

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Three in four US CISOs in companies that suffered a breach don’t know how they were hacked

Feb 20 by Razvan Muresan

Some 34 percent of companies were breached in the past 12 months, while 74 percent of IT decision makers don’t know how their company was breached, according to a Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs.

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Two-thirds of US companies would pay to avoid public shaming scandals after a breach

Feb 16 by Razvan Muresan

Some 66% of companies would pay an average of $124k to avoid public shaming scandals following a security breach, according to a Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs.

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Bitdefender’s Business Insights wins Best Corporate Security Blog award

Feb 16 by Razvan Muresan

We are pleased to inform you that Business Insights, which has drawn much inspiration from readers like you over the past year, has won the Best Corporate Security blog award at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco!

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Boards focus on cyber-risk regularly, but only 1 in 7 have deep security knowledge

Feb 13 by Razvan Muresan

Nearly 90 percent of directors at public companies say their board discusses cyber-risk regularly, yet only 14 percent of boards have in-depth knowledge of cyber-risks, according to a survey by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), cited by Internal Auditor.

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Half of CIOs have no idea of the financial damage of cyberattacks

Feb 06 by Razvan Muresan

Eighty nine percent of organizations do not evaluate the financial impact of every significant breach and, of those that have suffered a cyber incident in the last year, nearly half have no idea what the financial damage is or could be, according to research by EY.

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Security on the Road: Automotive Industry Needs to Make Cyber Security a Top Priority

Jan 20 by Razvan Muresan

Not too long ago, most people probably couldn’t imagine their automobiles being vulnerable to cyber security threats such as hacking. But with the rapid growth of connected objects of all types as part of the Internet of Things (IoT)—including vehicles—these concerns have become a distinct possibility.

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One in five companies will replace physical access cards with smartphones by 2020, Gartner predicts

Jan 18 by Razvan Muresan

Some 20 percent of organizations will use smartphones instead of physical access cards by 2020, according to a report by advisory company Gartner.

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How patented machine-learning boosts ransomware detection and prevents businesses from being encrypted

Jan 12 by Razvan Muresan

Ransomware, the most prolific cyber threat of the moment, gains foothold in organizations and companies via file-sharing networks, e-mail attachments, malicious links or compromised websites that allow direct downloads.

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DDoS Attacks on the Rise—Here’s What Companies Need to Do

Dec 28 by Razvan Muresan

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been going on for years. But in recent months they seem to have gained much more attention, in part because of high-profile incidents that affected millions of users.

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Most companies have suffered a recent significant cybersecurity incident

Dec 21 by Razvan Muresan

Some 57% of CIO/CISOs surveyed by the consultancy firm EY have experienced a recent significant cybersecurity incident, proving that more work is needed to strengthen the corporate shield.

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IT security budget may be misleading indicator of security, Gartner says

Dec 19 by Razvan Muresan

IT security spending ranges from about 1 percent to 13 percent of the IT budget, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner. But spending can be a misleading indicator of program effectiveness, analysts say.

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