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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:

Almost Half of Organizations Have No Security Operation Center, Hindering Detection of Advanced Threats

Nov 05 by Razvan Muresan

Even though Security Operation Centers (SOCs) are increasingly common, some 48 percent of organizations don’t have one, a recent survey shows. This creates many security challenges, such as: slower identification of intrusions, ad-hoc or no processes following a security breach, inability to efficiently protect the most valuable assets from advanced attacks, and delayed isolation of corrupted infrastructures.

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Is Your Organization Cyber Security Ready?

Oct 25 by Razvan Muresan

The more “cyber security ready” a business becomes, the better its overall business outcomes. Unfortunately, many organizations worldwide are not cyber security-ready.

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Failure to Detect a Breach May Wreak Havoc in Corporate IT Infrastructures, CISOs Say

Oct 18 by Razvan Muresan

Failure to detect an advanced cyberattack or a targeted threat as soon as it occurs may lead to full infrastructure compromise, irreversible data loss, and financial repercussions from which some companies may never recover, according to a Bitdefender survey of 1,050 CISOs in the US and Europe.

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Ransomware Might Not be as Prevalent, but Organizations Still Need to Be as Vigilant as Possible in Building Defenses

Oct 10 by Razvan Muresan

How big a problem is ransomware for organizations, and is it getting worse? That depends on who’s providing the information about this cyber threat—although experts seem to agree that organizations need to continue taking ransomware seriously.

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Machine Learning Helps IT and Security Leaders Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats

Oct 01 by Razvan Muresan

Cyber security executives are always looking for ways to keep a step ahead of the bad actors and the latest threats. Emerging technologies such as machine learning (ML) are providing a way to do that, and some IT and security leaders have begun taking advantage of tools that leverage these automated capabilities.

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40% of Managers Say Boards Should Oversee Cybersecurity, Survey Shows

Sep 14 by Razvan Muresan

Four in 10 executives surveyed by The Economist Intelligence Unit say the board of directors should oversee cybersecurity policies, while 24% back creation of a specialized cyber committee.

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How Meaningless EDR Can Actually Hinder a Company’s Security Posture

Sep 14 by Razvan Muresan

Companies that use an EDR solution have acknowledged that a cyberattack can occur at any time, and traditional protection platforms can only address 99% of the threats in the wild. EDR tools focus on the last 1% of threats, allowing for much greater fidelity in incident investigations.

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Mishandling Cyber Risk Management is Risky Business

Sep 10 by Razvan Muresan

It looks like a lot of enterprises need to get their acts together when it comes to managing risk, and particularly the risk associated with cyber security threats and vulnerabilities.

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Organizations Face Ongoing Security Risks in the Cloud

Sep 06 by Razvan Muresan

If you think worries about cyber security in the cloud are dissipating as cloud services continue to proliferate, you’re mistaken. IT and security executives remain quite concerned about threats—maybe even more so than in the past.

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Companies to Spend $124 Billion in 2019 on Cybersecurity, Gartner Says

Aug 17 by Razvan Muresan

Total spending on information security products and services will reach more than $114 billion globally in 2018, an increase of 12.4% from last year, according to advisory company Gartner.

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CISOs: EDR Suites, the Best Security Approach against Advanced Attacks

Aug 14 by Razvan Muresan

Most CISOs surveyed by Bitdefender trust next generation security, including endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities, as the best security approach against advanced attacks. Security audits, and traditional security - endpoint protection platforms - come second and third, mentioned by more than a third of respondents, according to a Bitdefender survey of 1,000+ CISOs from large companies in the US and Europe.

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CISOs Witness More Cyber Breaches, but Endpoint Detection and Response Tools Have Tripled Visibility on Attacks

Aug 09 by Razvan Muresan

Some 37 percent of chief information officers in the US and Europe admit their company has suffered a breach in the past year, a slight increase from 34 percent in 2016. However, continuous adoption of endpoint detection and response tools has helped them gain more visibility into cyber attacks - from 26% two years ago, to 84% in 2018, according to Bitdefender’s Advanced Threat Index, an annual survey of 1,000+ CISOs in the US and Europe.

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