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Ransomware – A Growing Menace for Healthcare Providers

Nov 28 by Filip Truta

In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware took copious amounts of data hostage and demanded hefty sums in exchange for the decryption keys. The contagion, allegedly the work of North Korean hackers, spread like wildfire, infecting countless systems worldwide and dealing billions of dollars in damages. Some victims ceded to the attackers’ demands, but few got their data back.

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The BYOD Paradox: Personal Devices Expose Businesses to Cyber-Risk, But Employees Don’t Want Bosses Controlling Their Gadgets

Nov 27 by Filip Truta

BYOD programs have had a mixed track record over the years. Some say they increase mobility, flexibility, efficiency and collaboration, leading to a more productive workforce overall. Other businesses still shun the practice outright.

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Building a Multi-Cloud Strategy? Be Sure to Address the Security and Management Challenges

Nov 26 by Razvan Muresan

Many organizations today are adopting a multi-cloud strategy, using services from several cloud providers and deploying offerings such as software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to meet a variety of business needs.

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Lack of Political Leadership in UK Jeopardizes Cyber Security of Critical Sectors, Report Says

Nov 23 by Luana Pascu

The lack of political leadership to face targeted attacks is contributing to the poor job the UK is doing on its national security strategy, says a UK government report discussing the cyber security of the nation’s critical national infrastructure.

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Not a New Technique in Operation Shaheen Attack

The advanced attack targeting Pakistan described by Cylance mentions an evasion technique that incapacitates the security solutions provided by 8 vendors. Bitdefender products have been successfully blocking this threat since 2016. We conducted our own analysis of this malware and we have new findings to share.

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Microsoft’s Data Collection Approach Violates GDPR, Hefty Fine Awaits

Nov 21 by Luana Pascu

EU data protection legislation aims to give users more control over their personal data, and threatens companies with fines for collecting data without user consent and for data breaches. Countless companies have been struggling to become GDPR compliant, but it seems major tech players may not have taken it seriously. After Facebook and Google drew criticism for violating EU’s data protection law, it is now Microsoft’s turn to take the heat.

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Lax Employee Cybersecurity Habits Pose Growing Danger to Businesses

Nov 20 by Filip Truta

Employees’ cybersecurity habits are bad and getting worse. New research illustrates a workforce less committed to security best practices, despite an increased focus on cybersecurity awareness in the workplace.

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Ransomware Threat Alarmingly High for SMBs as They Place Security on the Back Burner

Nov 19 by Luana Pascu

Small and medium-sized businesses are still a top target for ransomware attacks, and the number of attacks will most likely increase in 2019, according to a recent survey of MSPs. Over half of MSPs confirmed their clients experienced at least one ransomware attack in the first half of the year, while 35 percent said their clients were attacked more than once a day, regardless of their operating system. In fact, the number of ransomware attacks targeting Apple devices has increased five-fold in the past year, the survey found.

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Under attack! Should your company ever “hack back”?

Nov 16 by Graham Cluley

The threat of cyber attacks targeting businesses, specifically those breaches orchestrated by nation states and highly sophisticated hacking gangs, has never had a higher profile.

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A Single Data Breach Can Rob You of 78% of Your Customers, Study Indicates

Nov 15 by Filip Truta

More than three-quarters of consumers would completely abandon a brand online if they heard the organization were breached by hackers, and around half would not sign up for a new online service that they heard was breached recently.

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Comparing the OWASP Top 10 to the Real-World Top 10

Nov 14 by Ericka Chickowski

Enterprise software is drowning in vulnerabilities and even organizations highly motivated to fix security flaws in their applications struggle to do it in a timely fashion.

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Small Companies, Big Security Concerns

Nov 13 by Razvan Muresan

Many people might tend to associate security breaches and malware attacks with large enterprises. After all, the attacks that grab the big headlines generally occur against global companies or large governmental organizations.

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