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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.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

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 Microsoft.com domain
  • Lookalike websites used to steal credentials
  • Microsoft doesn’t implement the DMARC protocol
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When the ISP Becomes the Weakest Link in the Cyberattack Kill Chain

Dec 11 by Silviu Stahie
  • People are not always the weakest link
  • Trickbot was hit, but it’s operators are trying to make a comeback
  • ISP’s devices are oftentimes unwilling participants in massive botnet networks
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Cloud Security Is a Primary Concern for Most Companies and Decision Makers, Report Finds

Dec 04 by Silviu Stahie
  • Data loss is one of the issues most companies fear
  • Many organizations continue to implement legacy solutions to secure modern cloud environments
  • Privacy is also a challenge for more organizations that deal with private data
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Most Executives Worry about Security Risks Accompanying Remote Workers, Survey Finds

Nov 29 by Silviu Stahie
  • IT executives fear that people working from home bring new and unknown risks
  • Some companies can’t keep pace with the rhythm of changes in cybersecurity
  • The current remote workforce scenario is likely to remain in place for the next 18 months
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Common IoT Devices Become the ISPs' Worst Enemy

Nov 23 by Silviu Stahie
  • IoT devices are everywhere and many users don’t even realize they own such hardware
  • Some of the largest DDoS devices originate from IoT botnets
  • Security is now in the hands of ISP and smart routers
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The Cost of Cybersecurity Incidents Is on the Rise, Mainly Due to Human Error or Systems Failure

Nov 20 by Silviu Stahie
  • The number of cyber insurance claims is on the rise since 2016
  • Business interruption is more expensive than the incident itself
  • Ransomware is responsible for more than $100 billion in losses
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Financial Services Industry Reports Sharp Rise in Cyberattacks

Nov 11 by Silviu Stahie
  • The pandemic is driving an increase in cyberattacks
  • Weaknesses in supply chain and remote working are the biggest issues
  • Almost half of companies already invested in increased security for remote workers

The financial services sector is one of the most attractive targets for threat actors, and 65 percent of the players in the industry reported a cyber-attack in the past 12 months, according to a survey from HelpSystems.

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