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The New EDR and Platform Enhancements from Bitdefender

Nov 18 by Bogdan Carlescu

The last major release of the year brings on November 17, 2020 a new product and important enhancements:

    • Bitdefender Endpoint Detection and Response is a new EDR product that can coexist with any third-party endpoint security solution
    • GravityZone gets a new executive dashboard and an enhanced SIEM connector
    • All EDR products now feature custom EDR detection rules capability
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Strained IT Teams Are Struggling to Maintain Security Standards, Research Shows

Nov 18 by Filip Truta
  • Tech leaders tend to overestimate the positive experience of remote workers
  • Since the beginning of COVID-19, almost a quarter of organizations have seen an uptick in support tickets from remote workers
  • 48% of workers confessed they prefer working in the office
  • 43% of IT leaders say their biggest concern is remote worker cybersecurity
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Dissecting a Chinese APT Targeting Southeast Asian Government Institutions

Nov 17 by Michael Rosen
  • Detailed exposé of a potential Chinese APT group targeting Southeast Asian governments 
  • Extensive custom toolset designed for reconnaissance, data exploration and exfiltration  
  • Sophisticated and distributed attack infrastructure remains partially operational to this day 
  • Bitdefender technology detects the malicious payloads and maps the behavior in each stage of the attack 
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New Study Pegs Hospitals as ‘Sitting Ducks’ for Cyberattacks

Nov 16 by Filip Truta
  • It takes 70% longer to fill cybersecurity roles in health systems than other IT jobs
  • 75% of CISOs said experienced cybersecurity professionals are unlikely to choose the healthcare industry as a career path because of the hurdles associated with the job
  • More than in other industries, healthcare CISOs are ultimately held responsible for a data breach
  • 90% of employees who shifted to remote work did not receive updated cybersecurity guidelines or training
  • Cybersecurity shortages are forcing a rush to acquire services and outsourcing
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Addressing the Need for Strong Data Governance

Nov 16 by Bob Violino
  • The need for strong data governance has become a focal point for many organizations in recent years
  • The coronavirus pandemic and resulting move to a work-from-home model has forced IT executives to reimagine data governance plans, according to a recent report
  • A majority of IT executives said employees are not doing enough to safeguard sensitive data
  • Organizations are taking steps to enhance content management and data governance
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Global Cybersecurity Workforce Expands by 25% in 2020, (ISC)² Reveals

Nov 13 by Filip Truta
  • Researchers report year-over-year reduction in the cybersecurity workforce gap
  • The ranks of the cybersecurity profession have grown to 3.5 million infosec professionals (700,000 or 25% more than last year’s workforce estimate)
  • Staffing in the field still needs to grow by approximately 41% in the US and 89% worldwide, meaning the talent gap remains a concern
  • The average annual cybersecurity salary is highest in North America, at $112,000
  • Cloud computing security is the most in-demand skillset
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Are IT Departments Unprepared to Defend Their Employers Against Today’s Advanced Cyber Threats?

Nov 12 by Filip Truta
  • 10 months into the pandemic, secure access and endpoint security remain a top challenge for IT teams in enabling hybrid work environments going forward
  • IT employees now spend five to eight hours per day solely on IT security
  • Threat Intelligence, Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) technologies can compensate for these new challenges and help organizations face these new threats
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Financial Services Industry Reports Sharp Rise in Cyberattacks

Nov 11 by Silviu Stahie
  • The pandemic is driving an increase in cyberattacks
  • Weaknesses in supply chain and remote working are the biggest issues
  • Almost half of companies already invested in increased security for remote workers

The financial services sector is one of the most attractive targets for threat actors, and 65 percent of the players in the industry reported a cyber-attack in the past 12 months, according to a survey from HelpSystems.

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The Pandemic Replaced Complex Corporate Security Systems with Two-Bit Routers, But ISPs Can Help

Nov 10 by Silviu Stahie
  • Somehow, employees now have to ensure the security of their own companies
  • Consumer-grade routers have become the guardians of corporate networks
  • ISPs now have to provide security for both consumers and the companies that employ them
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Attacks Targeting the Healthcare Industry Grow Increasingly Severe

Nov 10 by George V. Hulme
  • Healthcare providers are under enormous pressure to both deliver care and defend against cyberattacks.
  • Last week, providers in the U.S. experienced an unprecedented level of attacks targeting healthcare systems.
  • Hopefully, with investments being made, the healthcare industry takes the steps they must to improve their security defenses.
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New APT Campaign Investigation Reveal on November 17th: Dissecting a Chinese APT Targeting Southeast Asian Government Institutions

Nov 09 by Michael Rosen
  • Bitdefender unveils a long-running cyberespionage campaign against high-profile government targets
  • Dive into the detailed attack timeline and learn the attacker tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)
  • Explore applicable security use cases and security hygieneto keep you safe from sophisticated attacks
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Most Companies Ignore Even the Most Basic Cybersecurity Practices, Survey Finds

Nov 09 by Silviu Stahie
  • Only 33 percent of employees use secure Wi-Fi networks at home
  • Most companies have unsecure VPN solutions
  • Training to recognize phishing is not all that common
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