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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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DoS Attacks in the Age of Remote Work  - Why Modern ISPs can’t Look Over Internet of Things Security

Apr 02 by Silviu Stahie

In September 2016, the United States internet infrastructure took a heavy blow that left many of the Fortune 500 businesses in digital darkness. The attack, initially pinned on a hostile nation-state, was in fact the work of teenagers wielding a botnet of about 100,000 IoT devices.    

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Small DDoS Attacks Are Increasing; VPNs Could Fall Victim Next During Epidemic

Apr 01 by Silviu Stahie

While the COVID-19 is confining workers to home and keeping offices empty, cybercriminals and other bad actors have no compulsion in continuing their DDoS attacks. The only difference appears to be in the scale of attacks, which are slowly moving from large to small targets. On top of that, an increase in attacks aimed at VPN providers is expected.

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Legal Sector Has a Big Problem with Intentional Data Breaches

Mar 27 by Silviu Stahie

The legal sector is a prime target for cybercriminals, and the vast majority of IT leaders in the industry consider insider threats a significant concern. 77% think employees are directly responsible for exposing valuable data by mistake.

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Tips for Safe Videoconferencing from Home

Mar 25 by Silviu Stahie

Companies have been using videoconferencing applications for a long time, so the adjustment needed to do it from home is not major. Still, many employees have been thrown into the deep end and suddenly need to master the art of videoconferencing safely.

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Two-Thirds of Healthcare Organizations Have Suffered a Security Incident

Mar 12 by Silviu Stahie

The healthcare industry is among the most affected by security incidents, and new research shows that two-thirds of all healthcare organizations in the world have suffered a cyberattack of some form.

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Why Is Targeted Ransomware So Dangerous?

Mar 06 by Silviu Stahie

The word “ransomware” strikes fear in the hearts of chief technical officers. Their impulse in the face of an attack is to say it was random, but that’s usually not true. Targeted ransomware is the result of a complex process that involves more than just the initial infection – and it presents more challenges than a regular incident.

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20% of People Caught in Data Breaches Suffer Financial Info Leaks

Mar 04 by Silviu Stahie

A wide range of information is lost in a data breach, starting from more innocuous things like an email address to more dangerous items such as financial details. In a recent survey, 20% of the people interviewed had their financial data leaked in a data breach.

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IT Managers Want Better VSaaS and ACaaS Solutions, Survey Shows

Feb 28 by Silviu Stahie

Physical security systems across Europe are not properly optimized and some of them need improvements in 2020, according to a survey of 1,000 IT decision-makers.

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Hiring, Training and Human Oversight Can Help Battle Insider Threats, US State Department Official Says

Feb 27 by Silviu Stahie

Insider threats present themselves in a variety of ways, and a person isn’t always responsible. Most insider threats are a mix of technology, personnel, and security, according to officials from the US Department of State.

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BEC Attacks Hit More Than 2,100 Companies throughout the US

Feb 25 by Silviu Stahie

A prolific and dangerous group called Exaggerated Lion has been hitting targets in the United States with business email compromise (BEC) attacks that follow a very specific model. They have racked up thousands of attempts and hundreds of millions of dollars stolen every month.

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Most UK Government Devices Lost or Stolen in 12 Months Were Unencrypted

Feb 21 by Silviu Stahie

More than 2,000 government mobile devices went missing in a recent 12-month period in the UK alone, either lost or stolen. Many were unencrypted, raising questions about cybersecurity.

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More than 44 Million Patient Health Records Compromised in 2019 in the US

Feb 19 by Silviu Stahie

Data breaches in the healthcare industry are on the rise in the United States, and more people are affected each year. While the number of breaches is rising, the number of affected patient records is soaring, having tripled since 2018.

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