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Bitdefender Named a Leader by Forrester Research in Q2 2018 Forrester Wave™ Evaluation of Endpoint Security Suites

Jun 27 by Robert Travis

We are thrilled to let you know we’ve been named a leader in this Wave evaluation. We believe this validates what our customers have been saying about our enterprise endpoint protection capabilities across a wide range of platforms.

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How Blockchain Can Improve Internet of Things Security

Jun 26 by Bogdan Botezatu

Two of the hottest technology trends today are the rise in Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain adoption. A recent report by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) brings these two areas together—in a potentially good way.

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Beware Malicious Software Updates for Legitimate Apps

Jun 25 by Graham Cluley

What’s the world’s most common security vulnerability?

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Amplified DDoS Attacks Are Here to Stay, Experts Say

Jun 22 by Filip Truta

As bad actors seek ever-more lucrative ways to enhance their Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, analysts are noticing a sustained effort from the black hat community to amplify their firepower.

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Tesla Sabotage Highlights Danger of Insider Threat

Jun 21 by Ericka Chickowski

Electric car manufacturer Tesla is facing a nightmare insider attack scenario for which too many companies today fail to prepare. Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted this week that an employee managed to intentionally wreak havoc with the software code that underpins the company's manufacturing system. The fallout has resulted in "quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations," according to Musk in a company-wide email that was leaked to CNBC two days ago.

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Employers Should Reward Staffers Who Dodge Online Scams, Thwart Ransomware, Study Shows

Jun 20 by Filip Truta

Employees are a company’s first line of defense against an impending breach. All it takes is one negligent staffer with bad password hygiene, or an unwary employee falling for a phishing scam, for hackers to gain a foothold in an organization’s infrastructure.

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Dixons Carphone Hack Compromises 5.9 Million Cards, Draws £400m Fine

Jun 19 by Luana Pascu

Dixons Carphone, the major electrical and telecommunications retailer in Europe, has just confirmed a data breach attempt that occurred almost a year ago in the UK. According to the company’s press release, the security incident affected 5.9 million customer cards and 1.2 million personal records, involving names, addresses and emails, were compromised.

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Ransomware, Corporate Extortion Key Concerns for CIOs in 2018, Survey Finds

Jun 18 by Luana Pascu

Chances that ransomware will go away any time soon are slim, so security experts can’t emphasize enough the importance for enterprises to seriously invest in cybersecurity and focus on developing risk mitigation strategies to avoid being caught off-guard. For some reason, the number of businesses ready to pay ransom to get their data back is increasing, opening up endless opportunities for hackers working on complex malicious software to further compromise corporate networks.

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The Security Benefits Behind the Software Defined Network

Jun 15 by George V. Hulme

Software defined Networking is here, and there’s plenty of talk about what this means for security. As Ericka Chickowski wrote in Security Must Adjust as SDN Goes Mainstream we know one thing: security will need to continue to adjust to compensate.

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How Much Ransomware Can Cost Your City and Your Business

Jun 14 by Filip Truta

Reuters reported last week week that the ransomware attack suffered by the city of Atlanta in March was proving costlier than initially thought. City officials told the news agency that the strike continued to disrupt Atlanta’s “mission critical” applications even after its discovery, as the pestilence had not been fully contained.

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Record Fine for French Optical Center after Leak of 334,000 Personal Records

Jun 13 by Filip Truta

The French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (Commission Nationale de l'informatique et des libertés or CNIL) has issued a record fine to an optical center after the company failed to secure the personal (and in some cases highly sensitive) data of its customers.

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Double Kill, a Prodigy of Zero-days, and what We Can Learn from It

Jun 12 by Shaun Donaldson

In late April, a Windows zero-day attack was discovered in the wild that affected all supported versions of Windows. Microsoft released a patch on May 8th to address the issue. This zero-day, dubbed Double Kill, exploits a VB script vulnerability, and potentially affects any system from Windows 7 onwards, including servers.

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