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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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Windows Hello for Business Affected by Serious Vulnerability; Microsoft Issues Advisory

Dec 09 by Silviu Stahie

Microsoft issued an advisory regarding Windows Hello for Business (WHfB) and its implementation within Active Directory, as public keys remain accessible even when the device is removed from Active Directory.

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Almost Half of SMB Executives Believe Employees Can’t Recognize Phishing

Nov 25 by Silviu Stahie
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Smaller DDoS Attacks Against Organizations Quadruple on Year in Q3, Survey Shows

Nov 20 by Silviu Stahie

The number of smaller and more concentrated DDoS attacks (distributed denial-of-service) has increased in Q3 2019, highlighting a new trend that seems to be gaining momentum, according to research from online risk analytics firm Neustar.

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American Shoppers to Blame Financial Institutions in Case of Data Breach

Nov 18 by Silviu Stahie

With the holiday season fast approaching, American consumers already know who to hold responsible if their credentials are stolen in a data breach. 68% of the shoppers say banks should shoulder part of the blame, no matter where the breach occurred.

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Record Number of Breaches and Leaked Records Registered in 2019, Study Shows

Nov 14 by Silviu Stahie

2019 is on track to set a record for the highest number of security incidents ever recorded, with 5,183 data breaches and 7.9 billion records exposed by November in the United States alone, according to a report from Risk Based Security.

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Cybersecurity Field Must More Than Double Qualified Staff to Meet Market Needs, Survey Shows

Nov 12 by Silviu Stahie

The lack of certified cybersecurity professionals is felt throughout the world, and the industry would need to more than double the number of staff to meet the market’s needs, according to a study by (ISC)². As it stands, the supply of qualified labor only meets around 40% of demand.

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PayPal Surpasses Microsoft as Favorite Target of Phishing Attacks

Nov 08 by Silviu Stahie

PayPal has now overtaken Microsoft to become the favorite target of phishing campaigns, according to a third-quarter 2019 report by email security firm Vade Secure.

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Phishing Activity Rises to Record in Third Quarter, APWG Report Says

Nov 07 by Silviu Stahie

The number of phishing campaigns has been expanding steadily in recent years as cybercriminals target both private individuals and corporations with social engineering scams, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

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Transparent Cybersecurity Policies Make Companies More Attractive to Investors

Nov 04 by Silviu Stahie

Companies that are transparent about their cybersecurity risk management efforts are more attractive to investors, after or before a data breach happens in their industry.

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Employee Negligence Remains the Biggest Threat in Data Breaches

Nov 01 by Silviu Stahie

The biggest worry for companies should be employee negligence, which remains the primary factor in data breaches, the Bitdefender Hacked Off! survey revealed.

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FBI Advises SMBs on Dangers of E-Skimming

Oct 30 by Silviu Stahie

As part of cybersecurity month, the FBI is warning small and medium businesses (SMBs) about the dangers of e-skimming, a practice that could allow hackers to intercept online credit card payments.

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Data Breaches Force 10% of Small Company Victims Out of Business

Oct 28 by Silviu Stahie

Cyberattacks are among the most dangerous threats for small businesses, with 25% of affected organizations filing for bankruptcy and 10% going out of business entirely, according to a new survey.

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