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Bitdefender Looks Ahead at the Threat Landscape of 2021

As 2020 is finally and fortunately coming to an end, here at Bitdefender, we’re already exploring what will happen next year and getting our defenses ready. While our crystal ball might not be perfect, here is a shortlist of what we expect in the 2021 cyber-threat landscape:

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Most Industries Plan Substantial Investments in IT to Support Remote Workers in 2021

Dec 22 by Silviu Stahie
  • Organizations don’t want to be caught off-guard again by a COVID-like crisis
  • Most industries believe work-from-home is here to stay and are prearing to invest accordingly in security
  • Some industries will invest way over 100 percent in their IT departments
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Bitdefender Endpoint Detection and Response, The Vaccine You Need for Advanced Threats

  • Advanced targeted threats are designed with a defined purpose to infect and remain undetected in a network over a prolonged period
  • Endpoint Protection has fundamental limitations as advanced threats easily circumvent traditional defenses by using varied tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)
  • Bitdefender Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) provides superior performance, security analytics and incident management capabilities to enjoy a privileged spot amongst competition
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Half of Cybersecurity Seniors Have Changed Their Defense Strategies Due to COVID-19

Dec 21 by Filip Truta
  • 23% admitted experiencing a remote attack or disruption since the beginning of the pandemic
  • The greatest perceived threats are malware and insider threats
  • 29% of security seniors said they have invested in new tools but still feel inadequately protected
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61% of IT Security Leaders Say Remote Workers Have Caused a Data Breach This Year

Dec 18 by Filip Truta
  • Employees are 85% more likely today to leak files than pre-COVID
  • 59% of IT security leaders say insider threat will increase or ‘significantly’ increase in the next two years
  • More than half of organizations have no insider risk response plan
  • 40% of organizations don’t assess how effectively their technologies mitigate insider threats
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Bitdefender’s Response to FireEye and SolarWinds Breaches and Recommendations for Organizations

The recent breaches making headlines is a stark reminder that no organization is immune to cyberattacks. We firmly stand by FireEye and SolarWinds and commend them for their transparency and rapid response to help minimize impact to those affected. Like us, they fight the good fight.

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Half of Businesses Say Remote Work Pays Off, But Security Is Becoming a Major Concern

Dec 17 by Filip Truta
  • Nearly a quarter of organizations worry about security risks introduced by users working from home
  • Only 27% reported full or complete visibility into user activity
  • Users are mixing personal and corporate use on their work laptops and are more susceptible to phishing attacks at home
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How to Choose a Reliable Security Licensing Provider - Seven Steps for Your Integration’s Success

Dec 16 by Andrei Pisau

The security landscape, as well as the fast-growing market behind it, can be highly unpredictable. From adaptable threats to surges in demand, there are countless ways your company can be caught off guard. And never was this trend more visible than in the past year, when the increase in remote work prompted an avalanche of cyber threats.

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No-code, Low-code Development: An Enterprise Priority With Data Risks

Dec 16 by George V. Hulme
  • Demand for digital transformation is driving low code development platforms.
  • While line-of-business workers creating software alleviates development team burdens, it can increase risk.
  • Enterprises must ensure that they are managing all apps in their portfolio.
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Why Build When You Can Integrate? How Licensing Can Help Your Business Grow

Dec 15 by Andrei Pisau

While economies were slowed down by the recent health crisis, the same cannot be said about cyber crime. Threat actors used this period as a proving ground, a time to test and perfect their tools. As the ‘’digital continuum’’ became a reality, cyber attacks diversified and exploited new ways of compromising systems.

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New Spear-phishing Campaign Targets Office 365 Users

Dec 15 by Silviu Stahie
  • Attackers spoof the Microsoft.com domain
  • Lookalike websites used to steal credentials
  • Microsoft doesn’t implement the DMARC protocol
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Should Businesses Be Concerned About Nation-State Threats?

Dec 14 by Liviu Arsene
  • With malware increasingly adopting the “as-a-service” business model, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups that have traditionally been state sponsored, may see tremendous value in using the business model as well.

  • Organizations of all sizes and verticals should consider evaluating and updating their threat models to include APTs, or risk falling victim to data breaches and industrial espionage.

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