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FDA Prescribes Safer Path for Connected Medical Devices

Jan 04 by George V. Hulme

The U.S. Government has taken steps it hopes will better protect the users of medical devices, such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, from cyberattacks. For years now the risks of connected medical devices have been demonstrated and well-known. It’s an area we’ve covered here for some time.  

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Bug Bounty Programs: Significant Benefits, Challenges

Jan 03 by George V. Hulme

There are many reasons why an enterprise may want to implement a bug bounty program. Most notably is that no matter how good an organization’s software testing is, how proficiently developers code security, or how thorough an organization’s software security assessments– there will always be flaws. These flaws make it possible for attackers to exploit security vulnerabilities and bypass security defenses.

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DDoS Attacks on the Rise—Here’s What Companies Need to Do

Dec 28 by Razvan Muresan

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been going on for years. But in recent months they seem to have gained much more attention, in part because of high-profile incidents that affected millions of users.

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Most companies have suffered a recent significant cybersecurity incident

Dec 21 by Razvan Muresan

Some 57% of CIO/CISOs surveyed by the consultancy firm EY have experienced a recent significant cybersecurity incident, proving that more work is needed to strengthen the corporate shield.

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IT security budget may be misleading indicator of security, Gartner says

Dec 19 by Razvan Muresan

IT security spending ranges from about 1 percent to 13 percent of the IT budget, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner. But spending can be a misleading indicator of program effectiveness, analysts say.

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Machine-learning fuels Bitdefender’s intellectual property program, boosting the number of patents

Dec 15 by Razvan Muresan

“Nowadays, if you stand still you won’t be able to keep your edge in the market or wherever you currently are,” says Florin Talpes, Bitdefender’s CEO and founder. “You have to be restless, in a good way. The moment you start looking for solutions and start to deepen and brush up these solutions, that’s where innovation is born.”

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Federal Agencies Need to Step Up Cyber Security Efforts

Dec 14 by Bogdan Botezatu

People often complain about how the government spends money inefficiently—and in many cases these criticisms are justified. And when it comes to spending on cyber security solutions, there’s plenty of room for improvement, according to a recent study.

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Don’t let your former IT staff sabotage your company

Dec 13 by Graham Cluley

A recent news story has brought to mind a threat which probably sends a shiver down the spine of many system administrators.

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The big cybersecurity trends that will likely continue through 2017

Dec 12 by George V. Hulme

Predictions are never easy, and they are seldom right or very useful: but they are always fun. And as the holiday season is upon us and the New Year approaches so does the time of year reflection and, you guessed it: cybersecurity predictions.

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Three in four IT managers in the UK fear having to pay financial compensation in case of a security breach

Dec 08 by Razvan Muresan

A Bitdefender study on large UK companies revealed that 75 percent of IT decision makers fear having to pay financial compensation in case of a security breach, while 69 percent even fear their own job safety. Moreover, 53 percent of IT decision makers are concerned regarding the security management of hybrid infrastructures.

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Desktops are the most popular corporate devices among businesses, corporate mobile devices still not widespread, Gartner says

Dec 07 by Razvan Muresan

Mobile device adoption in the workplace is not yet mature, found a recent survey from the advisory company Gartner. Four in five of workers surveyed by Gartner received one or more corporate-issued devices, but desktops are still the most popular corporate device among businesses, with more than half of workers receiving corporate-issued desktop PCs.

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IoT - powered DDoS attacks and SCADA incidents will make top security headlines in 2017, Bitdefender predicts

Dec 06 by Bogdan Botezatu

Bitdefender experts predict a marked rise in IoT attacks against individuals and companies alike, continuing trouble with encrypting ransomware, IoT botnets, adware and the revival of darknet markets for illegal goods and services.

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