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Why Hosted Security Matters?

Aug 31 by Bogdan Carlescu
  • Hosted Security solutions are quick to deploy, operationally friendly, flexible and more effective
  • To choose the best hosted security platform, organizations should look at the ability to detect threats as well as how the solution deals with the human element
  • GravityZone Ultra won PC Mag’s Editors’ Choice award as the Best Hosted Endpoint Protection and Security Software for 2020
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Even Prior to the Pandemic and Work-From-Home, Many Organizations Were Bolstering Cyber Security

Aug 27 by Bob Violino

The coronavirus pandemic has created a number of new cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, not the least of which is the need to support a massive shift to remote work. The worldwide health crisis has presented hackers and other cyber criminals with opportunities to take advantage of the upheaval in business.

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ISPs Have to Protect Smart Homes to Protect Their Business

Aug 26 by Silviu Stahie

  • Smart homes are already here
  • Cybercriminals look for IoT vulnerabilities
  • Smart home security is a job for ISPs

More and more people have smart homes these days, and the IoT industry's expansion will likely rapidly increase the number of smart homes. It's a situation that should make everyone happy, but the current state of IoT security should have ISPs a lot more worried.

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APT Mercenary Groups Pose Real Threat to Companies But Detecting Tactics and Techniques is Within Reach

Aug 26 by Liviu Arsene
  • Bitdefender identified a new attack attributed to a sophisticated actor offering advanced-persistent-threats-as-a-service
  • The targeted company is engaged in architectural projects with billion-dollar luxury real-estate developers in New York, London, Australia and Oman
  • The Bitdefender technology stacks detect the used payloads as well as the malicious behavior
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Bitdefender’s MDR – Lessons Learned in Uniform

Aug 25 by Daniel Clayton
  • Forward thinking security operations are steered by threat intelligence and built on data-driven analytics to hunt
  • ‘Active defense’ measures were developed within the military and have proven effective against even the most advanced and persistent of adversaries
  • Security is no longer just a technology problem, but a people problem too
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Law Enforcement Agencies Warn of Vishing Attacks Targeting Employees

Aug 25 by Silviu Stahie

The FBI and Cybersecurity and the US Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory regarding a voice phishing, or vishing, campaign directly targeting employees working from home.

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BEC Operators Switch Focus on Finance Department Employees (over Executives), New Data Shows

Aug 24 by Filip Truta

The shift to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic makes employees more susceptible to BEC attacks and gives threat actors the opportunity to apply tactics likely to be successful given these working conditions, new research shows.

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Nearly 40 Percent of UK Businesses Laid Off Staff Due to Security Policy Breaches Since Work-from-Home Shift

Aug 21 by Alina Bizga

The sudden shift to remote work has revealed new risks that threaten the stability and integrity of company infrastructure. From the beginning of the pandemic, it was clear that the new remote workforce faltered in maintaining good cyber hygiene and security policies.

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Healthcare Data Breach Costs Rise

Aug 20 by George V. Hulme

Getting to understand the costs of data breaches is always tricky. Deciding what variables need to be part of the equation is always tricky. And so is determining the actual costs of such nebulous concepts as "customer churn." But whether it's possible to peg the precise cost of a data breach, there is plenty to learn from trying and looking at trends. One lesson that is clear year after year is that it's regulated industries that pay more for data breaches. This year healthcare is the regulated market that spent the most due to a data breach.

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Four in Ten Organizations Suffered a Breach Due to Unpatched Vulnerabilities in the Past Two Years

Aug 19 by Filip Truta

The most dangerous security flaws continue to expose valuable assets as a result of chasing down vulnerabilities that pose minimal risks, according to 60% of IT security professionals. Four in ten admitted to suffering a breach because of unpatched flaws in their systems.

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Average Ransom Payment Rises 60 Percent in Three Months, Study Finds

Aug 19 by Silviu Stahie

Companies continue to pay ransomware demands, and the latest data reveals a 60 percent increase in the average ransom payment in just three months.

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New Report Examines the Pandemic’s Impact on Cyber Security

Aug 18 by Bob Violino

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for hackers and online scammers,” according to a new report from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), a community of international cyber security professionals, and independent industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

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