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Warning: Data Breaches In News Always Worse Than They First Appear

Oct 12 by George V. Hulme

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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Mobile Stock Trading Apps Found To Be Poorly Secured

Oct 11 by George V. Hulme

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.  

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Linux Users, especially those in IoT, remain At-risk

Oct 10 by George V. Hulme

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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Cybersecurity in the Workplace; It’s Everyone's Business

Oct 09 by Razvan Muresan

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Bitdefender delivers a series of articles on hot topics such as best practices in online safety and protecting your company’s assets and integrity. We also provide a set of prerequisites to consider 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.

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Securing the Cloud: An Ongoing Effort

Oct 05 by Bogdan Botezatu

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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Bitdefender presents: Global Digital Transformation

Join Bitdefender’s Enterprise team at @ Gitex Technology Week, 8-12 October 2017, Dubai World Trade Center.

GITEX is where tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to experience the world’s most advanced technology and drive digital transformation.

We will be sharing exclusive insights around our suite of advanced cyber-security products as well as industry trends.

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Duo Labs find thousands of ‘hidden’ vulnerable Macs

Oct 03 by George V. Hulme

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.

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US businesses invest more in GDPR readiness than UK counterparts; many haven’t even started implementation

Oct 03 by Filip Truta

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.

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Simple Steps to Online Safety

Oct 02 by Razvan Muresan

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.

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Most global organizations don’t fully understand the consequences of not complying with GDPR

Sep 29 by Filip Truta

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.

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Strengthening cyber security boosts customer loyalty and trust, survey shows

Sep 28 by Razvan Muresan

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.

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Cyber-attacks now cost businesses over $1M on average, can sink small companies

Sep 26 by Filip Truta

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.

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