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Bitdefender MDR Wins Tech Innovators Award

We are proud to announce that Bitdefender MDR won the 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Award in the Security – Managed Detection & Response category.
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10 Stats on the State of Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Nov 09 by Ericka Chickowski
  • 76% of all applications have at least one vulnerability
  • 1 in 5 organizations do not test their software for security flaws
  • 80% of public exploits are published before CVEs are released
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Cybersecurity Burnout Persists

Nov 09 by George V. Hulme
  • The majority of cybersecurity professionals believe they are overworked or burned out.
  • Survey finds security professionals don't get the support they need from their organizations to succeed.
  • Overall, challenges around managing staff remains a big hurdle for cybersecurity programs.
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Business VOIP Phone Systems Are Being Hacked for Profit Worldwide. Is Yours Secure?

Nov 06 by Graham Cluley
  • More than 1000 organisations worldwide have had their corporate phone systems hacked by cybercriminals
  • Attackers can eavesdrop on calls, as well as make money-making calls to premium-rate numbers 
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How Do Businesses Rate Their Security and Compliance 10 Months Into COVID-19?

Nov 05 by Filip Truta
  • Researchers seek to understand how businesses rate their security posture in these changing times
  • Survey enlists 600 IT pros in companies from $100 million to more than $1 billion in annual revenue
  • Respondents admit they need to harden unconventional attack vectors in cloud, mobile and social media technologies
  • Half of those surveyed believe internal collaboration platforms represent the biggest risk to security
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Understaffed and Overburdened – IT Professionals Now Spend Five to Eight Hours a Day Managing Security

Nov 04 by Filip Truta
  • COVID-19 has significantly altered the types of tasks that fill a typical IT rep’s day
  • IT staff spends more time on virtual tasks like team web meetings, remotely accessing employee devices and customer web meetings
  • 47% say they now spend five to eight hours per day solely on IT security matters
  • Fear of a cloud data security breach has increased significantly in the past two years
  • A similar study shows decision makers are trading personnel for cloud security investments
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Bitdefender 2020 Business Threat Landscape Report Reveals New Challenges for 2021

Nov 03 by Liviu Arsene
  • More attacks aimed at exploiting unpatched year-old vulnerabilities
  • An increase in stealth/covert execution tactics
  • APT-hackers-for-hire becoming the new norm
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Business Email Compromise (BEC) Invoice Fraud Skyrockets

Nov 03 by Ericka Chickowski
  • BEC invoice and payment attacks rose by 150% in Q3 2020
  • Wisconsin Republican Party loses $2.3 million from Trump re-election fund through BEC invoice fraud
  • BEC scams now cause $26 billion in global losses annually
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Half of Consumers Say Data Breaches Are Waiting to Happen, Survey Finds

Nov 03 by Silviu Stahie
  • Data breaches are just around the next corner for consumers
  • 30 percent of consumers already affected by a data breach don’t care about it
  • Consumers fear using credit cards online because there’s always a chance for their data to end up in a data breach
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Decision Makers Trade Personnel for Cloud Security as IT Budgets Shrink

Nov 02 by Filip Truta
  • Researchers find a 114% increase in remote workers coupled with a 59% increase in adoption of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies
  • Situation ‘wreaks havoc’ among enterprise IT security teams as volume of threats and security incidents increase dramatically
  • Decision makers develop an appetite for cloud security solutions as IT staff and budgets diminish
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US Federal Sector Accelerates Investments in Network Visibility to Cope with Telework Security Risks

Oct 30 by Filip Truta
  • Federal agencies across the US have increased deployment of network visibility solutions
  • Most IT leaders equate network visibility to a robust cybersecurity posture
  • Automated threat detection is an essential feature of a network visibility solution, according to 24% of IT leaders in the federal sector
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US Hospitals Warned of Threat of Imminent Ransomware Attack

Oct 29 by Graham Cluley
  • Ryuk ransomware poses a credible and imminent threat to US healthcare industry, claims advisory from the FBI, CISA, and HHS.
  • Hospitals told to harden their defences and ensure they have a mitigation strategy which can be deployed quickly.
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