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Author: Silviu Stahie

Silviu is a seasoned writer who followed the technology world for almost two decades, covering topics ranging from software to hardware and everything in between. He's passionate about security and the way it shapes the world, in all aspects of life. He's also a space geek, enjoying all the exciting new things the Universe has to offer.

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Who’s Responsible for Cybersecurity when You Work from Home?

Jun 11 by Silviu Stahie

The ability to work from home seems to have seeped into people's consciousness like it's something normal and expected. Employees now ask if they can work remotely when applying for a new job, and companies have to take this into consideration. But these expectations are changing the cybersecurity landscape and force organizations to adapt to a new paradigm in which employees are no longer entirely under the protective umbrella of the corporation. The responsibility for employees' cybersecurity is no longer clear-cut, and new definitions are needed.

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The Curse of Telnet, an IoT Problem that Doesn't Want to Go Away

Apr 26 by Silviu Stahie
  • An unsecure communication protocol proves to be a headache in today's world
  • Despite its age and problems, Telnet sticks around
  • The mitigation of Telnet security problems is possible with the right solution
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What's the Most Vulnerable Type of Device in a Smart Home? You'll Never Guess

Mar 19 by Silviu Stahie
  • Mistaken assumptions about smart home cybersecurity lead to more problems
  • We put much trust in a particular IoT device, but we don't secure it enough
  • There's always a solution, no matter the security issue
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Proprietary Operating Systems Are Responsible for Most IoT Vulnerabilities

Mar 02 by Silviu Stahie
  • Bitdefender's telemetry shows a huge disparity in the number of culpable operating systems
  • Learning from available security-related data is a necessary step to strengthen the IoT industry
  • The current state of IoT security requires an outside security solution that acts an equalizer
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Pajama-Clad Security: The Cyber Risks of Working from Home

Feb 09 by Silviu Stahie

A year ago, we would step into the office each morning, swipe our badge at reception, pass the security cameras, and sit down at our desks beside our colleagues. The safety-savvy IT department -- home to complex security technologies, bottomless coffee cups and handy tips -- was mere steps away.

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If the US President Can’t Secure His IoT Devices, Can You?

Jan 22 by Silviu Stahie

People’s homes are full of cameras and microphones, which in theory allow attackers to do more than just hijack your IoT devices for a DDoS attack. The extent of IoT security problems should worry everyone, especially since many homes lack essential protection. And few service providers can offer this kind of protection.

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IoT Operates with a Security Deficit, but the Situation Is Not Hopeless

Jan 15 by Silviu Stahie
  • IoT manufacturers often favor speed of rollout over security
  • Attackers don’t have to work too hard to compromise smart devices
  • It’s up to users and ISPs to protect homes and network infrastructure
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Common IoT Threats and the Role of ISPs in Protecting Our Homes

Dec 30 by Silviu Stahie
  • To fix a problem you first need to know of its existence
  • IoT devices are often the target of malware botnets and campaigns
  • ISPs need to deal with IoT security from a much broader perspective
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Most Companies in US and Canada Gather User Data through Third-Party Code without Telling Customers, Survey Finds

Dec 29 by Silviu Stahie
  • Advertisers usually use gathered data to better target customers
  • Most companies allow some sort of user tracking
  • The more money companies makes from ad revenue, the laxer the rules governing data gathering
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Organizations Relied More in 2020 on Crowdsourced Cybersecurity, Report Finds

Dec 24 by Silviu Stahie
  • Companies need bug bounty platforms now more than ever
  • The increase in the number of threats in 2020 pushed companies to secure their products better
  • Human error is a main source of cyber risk
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Most Industries Plan Substantial Investments in IT to Support Remote Workers in 2021

Dec 22 by Silviu Stahie
  • Organizations don’t want to be caught off-guard again by a COVID-like crisis
  • Most industries believe work-from-home is here to stay and are prearing to invest accordingly in security
  • Some industries will invest way over 100 percent in their IT departments
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New Spear-phishing Campaign Targets Office 365 Users

Dec 15 by Silviu Stahie
  • Attackers spoof the domain
  • Lookalike websites used to steal credentials
  • Microsoft doesn’t implement the DMARC protocol
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