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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:

Shortage of IT security professionals to reach 1.8 million by 2022, survey shows

Mar 17 by Razvan Muresan

Companies will face a shortage of 1.8 million qualified information security personnel by 2022, according to a survey by Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. and ISC2.

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A third of Fortune 100 boards have a director who is a CIO

Mar 16 by Razvan Muresan

A third of Fortune 100 boards currently include a director who is a CIO. According to unpublished Korn Ferry data, cited by Harvard Business Review, the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards has increased 74% in the past two years.

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Cyber security spending to reach $90 billion in 2017, Gartner says

Mar 15 by Razvan Muresan

Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 percent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020, according to advisory firm Gartner. Spending on enhancing detection and response capabilities will likely be a key priority for security buyers through 2020.

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Most IT pros expect an increase in attacks on security of industrial IoT, survey shows

Mar 14 by Razvan Muresan

Some 96 percent of IT professionals expect an increase in attacks on the security of industrial IoT (IIoT), a recent survey shows.

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Epic Yahoo Data Breaches Lead to Big Drop in Value Prior to Planned Acquisition By Verizon

Mar 08 by Razvan Muresan

The good news for Internet entertainment, news and search site Yahoo Inc. is that Verizon Communications Inc. is still interested in acquiring the company following its disclosure of massive data breaches. The bad news is that the value of the deal has dropped precipitously after the security incidents became public knowledge.

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One in 10 German companies was breached in the past year, survey shows

Mar 03 by Razvan Muresan

Some 12 percent of companies in Germany were breached in the past year, and most IT decision makers don’t know how their company was breached, according to a Bitdefender survey of 100 German respondents.

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Businesses risk fines of 4% of annual revenue for failing to comply with GDPR, PwC says

Feb 27 by Razvan Muresan

Companies that offer goods and services to EU citizens will have to intensify their focus on privacy issues when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in April 2018, according to a report by consultancy firm PwC.

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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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