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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:

German companies blame competition for corporate cyberespionage

Jul 04 by Razvan Muresan

German IT execs perceive competitors as the main interested parties that could target their organisations, according to a recent survey by security firm Bitdefender.

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Ransomware targets US SMBs due to weaker protection and greater willingness to pay up

Jun 15 by Razvan Muresan

Attackers are now targeting small and medium businesses to extort higher fees, a Bitdefender survey shows, meeting the company’s predictions for 2017.

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Two-thirds of French CISOs say their companies could ‘definitely’ be a target of cyberespionage

Jun 14 by Razvan Muresan

More than two-thirds (71 percent) of IT security decision makers in France say their companies could ‘definitely’ be a target of cyberespionage campaigns using advanced persistent threats (APTs), according to a recent survey by security firm Bitdefender. These complex cyber tools are crafted for high-profile entities and operate by silently gathering sensitive data over long periods. Another 27 percent of respondents say their IT infrastructure could ‘possibly’ be targeted in high-level cyberespionage actions that exfiltrate intelligence systematically.

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Survey: sensitive data companies would never move in the cloud

Jun 13 by Razvan Muresan

Companies care most about information related to clients (i.e. credit cards, demographics, contracts) and employees (i.e. income, salary, service fees, contact information, stakeholders), research data about new products and competition, and financial information, as shown in a Bitdefender survey of more than 500 IT decision makers

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Top reasons why most companies choose a mix of cloud services and privately owned data centers

Jun 12 by Razvan Muresan

Hybrid infrastructures, a mix of public cloud services and privately owned data centers, have become the major architecture in the enterprise environment. Most companies choose to virtualize more hardware by substituting it with less expensive and more versatile software, as shown in a Bitdefender survey of more than 500 IT decision makers. US IT decision makers say hybrid environments allow more flexibility and room for expansion, while they also increase productivity and security. 

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APT-powered cyberespionage becomes British companies’ worst nightmare

Jun 09 by Razvan Muresan

• Reputational, financial costs seen as worst consequences of APTs

• IT execs perceive competitors as the main interested parties that could target their organisations

• Most companies have an incident response plan for advanced persistent threats, but underestimate the complexity of targeted attacks

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New Study Looks at the Challenges IT Faces in an Increasingly Cloud-Focused World

Jun 08 by Razvan Muresan

We’re getting to the point where it’s nearly impossible to differentiate between “IT infrastructure” and “cloud.” Organizations continue to shift data and workloads to cloud services, whether they’re private clouds that have emerged from virtualized data centers, private cloud services from a vendor or hosted public clouds offered by service providers.

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How trust affects cloud adoption and security decisions in the US, the UK and Germany

Jun 07 by Razvan Muresan

A recent Bitdefender survey shows that trust is vital when companies choose a cloud provider. Most respondents place greater trust in suppliers from their own country.

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Three in four US companies don’t know how they fell victim to cyberattacks

May 25 by Razvan Muresan

Some 34 percent of  companies in the US were breached in the past 12 months, and 74 percent of the victims don’t know how it happened, shows a Bitdefender survey of IT execs

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WannaCry wreaks havoc. How to keep your business safe

May 16 by Razvan Muresan

Ransomware infections impact individual users and businesses, regardless of size or industry, by causing service disruptions, financial loss and, in some cases, permanent loss of valuable data. In 2016, the number of ransomware attacks increased 300 percent from 2015, with over 4,000 attacks detected per day, according to US government statistics. WannaCryptor (WannaCry), the most recent version of ransomware, has targeted businesses in more than 70 countries around the world, with more than 250,000 infected terminals so far.

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Organizations that Handle Data in Europe Need to Prepare for GDPR

May 12 by Razvan Muresan

For any businesses that handle data for customers in Europe, taking the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) lightly would be a big mistake.

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FBI: Victims lost $5+ billion in email ‘impersonation’ scams in the past three years

May 08 by Razvan Muresan

Total loss caused by email ‘impersonation’ scams (business email compromise and email account compromise), a sophisticated scam targeting small and medium businesses working with foreign suppliers and businesses that regularly pay by wire transfer or individuals that perform wire transfer payments, have reached the $5 billion threshold between from October 2013 to December 2016, according to recent statistics provided by FBI.

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