Not too long ago news broke of yet another substantial data breach. This time at financial consultancy Deloitte — one of the so-called big four accounting firms. On Sept 25, Deloitte announced that it had detected a breach stemming from an inadequately secured administrative email system that gave the attacker(s) access to the firm’s global email system.
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Security research firm IOActive recently set out to investigate the security of 21 mobile brokerage apps used for trading stocks and other equities. The results were less than reassuring.
If you are a Linux user you might want to keep an extra eye on your systems and be ready to patch — as soon as patches do become available that is. Google researchers this week made public seven vulnerabilities they uncovered in the Linux DNS software package Dnsmasq.
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Two of the more notable trends in IT today also happen to be inter-related: the rapid growth of cloud computing services and the rising need for more effective cyber security solutions.
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Thousands of Apple Macs vulnerable to un-patched firmware, regardless of operating system patching levels. The security firm Duo Labs recently set out to study the security of Mac firmware, more specifically the EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) in Macs for the past three years. Think of EFI as the modern BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) manages the boot process of a computer system as well as communications between the operating system and other devices such as video, keyboard, printers, and mice.
Despite drafting new legislation to stay on par with the GDPR following Brexit, the United Kingdom is lagging behind the United States in investing to comply with the EU’s looming new data protection law. Both countries, though, are equally unprepared for GDPR, new data shows.
In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Bitdefender delivers a series of articles on hot topics such as online safety best practices and protecting your company’s assets and integrity. In addition, we provide a set of prerequisites to be considered before seeking a career in cybersecurity. We encourage you to bookmark this blog or connect with Bitdefender on LinkedIn or Twitter to receive follow-on articles (filled with security tips) as they are published.
Eight months to go until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect and only 26 percent of government organizations are aware of the impact of GDPR, the lowest of any sector, according to SAS. Privately held companies aren’t much better off.
Strong cyber security can help businesses win customer loyalty, protect reputations and attract new prospects. Nine in 10 businesses say that improving cyber security would enhance customer loyalty and trust, while also improving their reputation in the market, potentially attracting new customers, according to a recent survey.
As of 2017, a single cyber incident can put a small company out of business, according to new research by Ponemon Institute. The findings confirm Bitdefender’s predictions for 2017 that targeted attacks would increase due to poor security of corporate networks.