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Shadow IT Back in Spotlight

Mar 02 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to shadow IT, government can face just as much of a challenge as the typical enterprise. Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) published a report which found that GSA’s Office of 18F had “routinely disregarded and circumvented fundamental security policies and guidelines.”

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Businesses risk fines of 4% of annual revenue for failing to comply with GDPR, PwC says

Feb 27 by Razvan Muresan

Companies that offer goods and services to EU citizens will have to intensify their focus on privacy issues when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in April 2018, according to a report by consultancy firm PwC.

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Why it’s Vital to Ensure Strong Security in a Hyperconverged Data Center

Feb 24 by Bogdan Botezatu

Among the hottest trends in data center technology today is the growth of hyperconvergence, an IT infrastructure framework in which virtualized computing, networking and storage components are tightly integrated within a data center.

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Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 18% to $246.8 Billion in 2017, Gartner says

Feb 23 by Liviu Arsene

The global public cloud services market is expected to grow by 18 percent in 2017 comparted to 2016, totaling $246.8 billion this year, from $209.2 billion last year, according to Gartner.

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Half of UK companies increased cloud security spending in the past year

Feb 22 by Razvan Muresan

Cloud security spending increased for 49 percent of UK companies in the past year, while the IT security budget for other security activities remained the same, according to a Bitdefender survey of 153 IT decision makers in the United Kingdom in companies with more than 1,000 PCs.

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Three in four US CISOs in companies that suffered a breach don’t know how they were hacked

Feb 20 by Razvan Muresan

Some 34 percent of companies were breached in the past 12 months, while 74 percent of IT decision makers don’t know how their company was breached, according to a Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs.

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Two-thirds of US companies would pay to avoid public shaming scandals after a breach

Feb 16 by Razvan Muresan

Some 66% of companies would pay an average of $124k to avoid public shaming scandals following a security breach, according to a Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs.

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Bitdefender’s Business Insights wins Best Corporate Security Blog award

Feb 16 by Razvan Muresan

We are pleased to inform you that Business Insights, which has drawn much inspiration from readers like you over the past year, has won the Best Corporate Security blog award at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco!

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65% of IT professionals feel Shadow IT is compromising cloud security

Feb 14 by Graham Cluley

Has your company embraced the cloud?

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Boards focus on cyber-risk regularly, but only 1 in 7 have deep security knowledge

Feb 13 by Razvan Muresan

Nearly 90 percent of directors at public companies say their board discusses cyber-risk regularly, yet only 14 percent of boards have in-depth knowledge of cyber-risks, according to a survey by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), cited by Internal Auditor.

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Kicking off RSA Conference 2017 With DevOps and Cloud Security

Feb 10 by George V. Hulme

Last year was a record year when it came to attendance for the RSA Conference. More than 40,000 attendees arrived at the Moscone Center to learn about and discuss the latest in cybersecurity trends ranging from cybersecurity big data analytics, application security, to forensics and incident response and everything in-between.

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Fight Back against Advanced Persistent Threats with Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, Showcased at RSA 2017

Feb 09 by Liviu Arsene

This year’s leading security conference, RSA, takes place February 13-17 in San Francisco, California, where the world’s best security researchers will present the findings of their latest research against cybercrime.

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