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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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Media Is the Most Targeted Industry in Credential Stuffing Attacks

Jul 17 by Silviu Stahie

The media industry is a prime target for credential stuffing attacks, with more than 17 billion incidents reported from January 2018 to December 2019, according to a report from Akamai. 

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SOC Employees Continue to Battle Stress and Skill Shortages, Study Finds

Jul 15 by Silviu Stahie

Security operations center (SOC) performance is getting worse, and the human element continues to battle stress, causing employees to search for new jobs in higher numbers, according to a study from Devo Technology and the Ponemon Institute. 

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Researchers Reveal the Countries Most Targeted by Cyberattacks

Jul 14 by Silviu Stahie

A study using data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) looked at how cyberattacks are distributed across the globe and the most common techniques used in cyberattacks. 

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Most Companies Now Accept BYOD Policies But 30% Don’t Use Endpoint Protection for Those Devices

Jul 13 by Silviu Stahie

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies are changing around the world, and the latest report by Bitglass shows that companies are now much more permissive in this regard, although the shift is likely caused by necessity and not choice. 

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US Secret Service Warns of Attacks on MSPs

Jul 08 by Silviu Stahie

The United States Secret Service issued an advisory warning of an increase in cyberattacks against managed service providers (MSP) in an effort to compromise companies using their services. 

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Many CIOs Believe Expired TLS Certificates Could Affect Their Business

Jul 06 by Silviu Stahie

Most Chief Information Officers (CIO) are worried about the security risks associated with the proliferation of TLS machine identities, which is aggravated by the fact that many of them don’t have an accurate account of the number of certificates deployed in their infrastructure. 

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Why Vulnerable IoT Is a Double-Sided Problem for ISPs and Their Customers

Jul 03 by Silviu Stahie

A scan of the Japanese Internet infrastructure showed how many devices could be compromised with common user names and passwords, and ISPs helped the authorities make that determination. But ISPs also seemed to lack the tools to make those determinations by themselves, in a way that secures their networks and customers at the same time.

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CISA and FBI Issue Advisory on Dealing with Tor Malicious Internet Traffic

Jul 03 by Silviu Stahie

The Cybersecurity Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have issued an advisory for companies regarding the detection and mitigation of malicious traffic coming from Tor (The Onion Router.) 

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DDoS Attacks Increase Almost 300% in Just One Year, Study Shows

Jul 01 by Silviu Stahie

DDoS attacks are on the rise at a time of the year that's usually a lot less uneventful, according to a report from Nexusguard that reveals a 278% increase in DDoS attacks compared to Q1 2019. 

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Security Professionals Say COVID-19 Crisis Increased Cyber Threat to Enterprise Systems

Jun 30 by Silviu Stahie

A survey of some of the top IT security professionals who participated in the annual Black Hat USA conference underlined a key concern, with companies overwhelmingly believing that the COVID-19 pandemic increases cyberthreats. 

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The Security of Legacy Devices Should Not Be the Bane of ISPs

Jun 26 by Silviu Stahie

The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems may be populated by all the latest and innovative devices, but it's also home to legacy devices, which in many cases, are points of entry for adept hackers looking for a way into the infrastructure.

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SOC Teams Care Too Much About Detecting Cyberthreats and Not Enough About MTTD

Jun 24 by Silviu Stahie

The self-assessed effectiveness of corporate security operations centers (SOCs) seems to be overestimated by the people working in those positions, a new study from Exabeam revealed. 

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