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Hackers Actively Exploiting Enterprise VPN Bugs Amid Covid-19 Telework Trend, says DHS

Mar 20 by Filip Truta

The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted numerous organizations to consider alternate workplaces for employees, in line with recommendations from the World Health Organization. Now the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing a similar alert, complete with recommendations for employers and teleworking staff.

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Forrester Names Bitdefender 'the biggest EDR vendor you haven’t considered but should have' in 2020 WAVE for EDR

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, has been named a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection And Response, Q1 2020 report, based on its offering, strategy and market presence.

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More Business Websites Hit by Credit-card Skimming Malware

Mar 19 by Graham Cluley

In the last few days it has come to light that blender manufacturer NutriBullet and guitar tuition website Truefire fell foul of hackers who planted Magecart-style malicious code on their sites which went undetected for months, stealing the credit card details and personal information from users.

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40% of Fortune 1000 Companies Will Suffer a Breach Every Year, New Research Suggests

Mar 19 by Filip Truta

Over 60% of the Fortune 1000 had at least one public breach over the last decade. Things have improved in recent times, but not by much. Researchers now estimate that 40% of the firms on the list will suffer a cyber loss this year and every year after.

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The New Generation of Cybersecurity Solutions: from Features to Outcomes

Mar 18 by Bogdan Carlescu

Today, businesses face a new set of challenges:

  • more aggressive cyber threats (higher exposure to risk)
  • increased attack surface
  • difficulty to find adequate security staff
  • increasing complexity of security architecture

These factors lead to an increase in the number and cost of breaches. The need has never been greater for visibility and insights into the environment, timely and effective response to advanced threats, and simplified security architecture. 

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Bitdefender blocks CVE-2020-0796 ‘EternalDarkness Bug’ at Network Level

Mar 17 by Bogdan Botezatu

A new vulnerability in the SMB protocol allows an unauthenticated attacker to run arbitrary code on vulnerable computers. Bitdefender detects and blocks this type of exploitation at the network level as Exploit.SMB.CVE-2020-0796.EternalDarkness, via the Network Attack Defense module in Bitdefender GravityZone.

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Infosec Pros Agree Human Skills Matter Most in a Cybersecurity Stack

Mar 17 by Filip Truta

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) offer considerable advantages for cybersecurity professionals, especially in the face of the technology talent gap that has left 45 percent of companies with an understaffed cybersecurity team.

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5 Security Risks for Companies When Adopting Work from Home

Mar 17 by Liviu Arsene

Organizations and companies of all sizes have started adopting work-from-home practices to ensure business continuity and limit employee exposure to a potential viral infection.

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As coronavirus spreads, attackers won’t let up on healthcare systems

Mar 17 by George V. Hulme

As healthcare providers and public health agencies around the world find themselves pressed at capacity to deliver care during the novel coronavirus pandemic, attackers show no signs of mercy as they still target healthcare websites and IT systems — further stressing a system already taxed as patients seek critical care.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity (Part II) - Pernicious Threats and Their Ripple Effects

Cooperation between health professionals and IT staff has never been more important. The data shows it and real-life crises healthcare organizations go through prove it.

What makes healthcare such a high-value target for cybercriminals?

You’ll find the reasons are a lot more nuanced - and even surprising - than you may think.

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The Protocol That's Putting Enterprise IoT At Extreme Risk

Mar 16 by Ericka Chickowski

A protocol little known by executives outside of the networking world may put the future safety of enterprise IoT at extreme risk if organizations don't take action to secure their connections. New research out last week found that the way that many large organizations are using the Long Range Wide Area Networking (LoRaWAN) protocol is making them susceptible to hacking that could cause civic disruption and even put people at risk.

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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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