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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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Business Email Compromise Inflicts $1.7 Billion in Losses in US in 2019

Feb 18 by Silviu Stahie

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has compiled all complaints registered in 2019, and the reported losses exceed $3.5 billion, with Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) accounting for $1.7 billion.

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U.S. Healthcare System Attacked at Least 172 Times with Ransomware Since 2016

Feb 13 by Silviu Stahie

The healthcare industry is fighting a wave of ransomware attacks, as hackers constantly adapt a varied arsenal of malware tools. A recent survey found 172 cyberattacks against the healthcare systems have succeeded in the past four years.

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Gaming Became Industry Most Affected by DDoS Attacks in 2019

Feb 07 by Silviu Stahie

Any organization with an online footprint is always exposed to DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, and new data from Imperva shows no industry has more to fear than Games and Gambling.

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The Future of Endpoint Security and Other Cyber Controls

Jan 28 by Silviu Stahie

From humble beginnings of protecting traditional PCs, endpoint security has evolved to protect complex systems in large organizations, safeguarding diverse environments including business-issued hardware, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, and more. The latest TAG Cyber Security Annual report spots the trends in endpoint security and how they relate to cybersecurity in general.

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MDR, taking the complexity out of security

Jan 28 by Silviu Stahie

Many companies are coming to the realization that an effective anti-malware tool is insufficient to protect their business in today’s threat landscape. It is this realization that has driven the uptake of a more comprehensive service, known to the industry as Managed Detection and Response, or MDR for short. This service helps small to medium enterprises limit risk to their businesses by outsourcing 24/7 Detect and Response operations  to an established service provider allowing them to reduce complexity and cost.

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Average Ransomware Payment Doubles from Q3 to Q4 2019, Study Reveals

Jan 28 by Silviu Stahie

The price of a ransomware attack can be ascertained more precisely than other types of attacks, and a new study unveils the expected costs that a company incurs during such an event.

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Entire U.S. Banking Sector Would Suffer Greatly If Even Just One Major Bank Is Compromised

Jan 22 by Silviu Stahie

An attack on any of the five most active U.S. banks would have a ripple effect throughout the entire banking system, causing disruptions in the financial sector and affecting a third of all assets, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Some Companies Never Know They Are Under Attack

Jan 20 by Silviu Stahie

Not all cyberattacks are visible, and some companies don't know they are under attack and have no clue as to the effects of such an attack on their organization, according to a new study.

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Organizations Moving to Cloud Environments Don't Feel More Secure

Jan 15 by Silviu Stahie

Companies are quick to move their operations into the cloud to reduce operating costs, but very few believe the shift makes their data more secure.

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Patch Tuesday Could Form Perfect Storm for Large Companies

Jan 14 by Silviu Stahie

A perfect storm of patches can affect the operations inside a company if two or more major vendors choose to push out large patches for their products. Such storms could occur three times in 2020 -- on January 14, April 14 and July 14.

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How Bitdefender's Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020 Can Keep Companies Safe

Jan 06 by Silviu Stahie

Companies are always in the crosshairs of threat actors, but how do you prepare if you don’t know how your business could be affected. Fortunately, Bitdefender's Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020 offer a framework for the essential security pillars of any company.

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Bitdefender wins Cloud Partner Program of the Year at Channel Partner Insight Channel Innovation Awards

Dec 13 by Silviu Stahie
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