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Cloud Security Alliance Provides Enhanced IoT Security Guidance

Feb 12 by George V. Hulme
  • As enterprises, and their home workers, deploy IoT devices, the risks these devices pose to enterprise data and systems increases.
  • First released in 2019, the IoT Security Controls Framework established 155 essential security controls that the CSA believed would mitigate many of IoT's risk.
  • The new version of the CSA IoT Security Controls Framework provides clarity on guidance and security enhancements
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Bitdefender Leaders Honored as CRN Channel Chiefs

Feb 10 by Steve FIORE

Bitdefender this week was pleased to announce that CRN, a top channel publication, named three of its leaders to the 2021 Channel Chiefs list. This prestigious honor is given to persons who make tremendous contributions to a company’s channel program growth and success and by demonstrating exceptional leadership. We are proud to honor Raluca Avram, senior manager, worldwide partner program; Brian Vasiloff, vice president, North America sales; and Jason Eberhardt, vice president, global cloud and managed service providers.

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Pajama-Clad Security: The Cyber Risks of Working from Home

Feb 09 by Silviu Stahie

A year ago, we would step into the office each morning, swipe our badge at reception, pass the security cameras, and sit down at our desks beside our colleagues. The safety-savvy IT department -- home to complex security technologies, bottomless coffee cups and handy tips -- was mere steps away.

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Concerns about Security are Being Fueled by Shifting Business Priorities, Pandemic-Induced Remote Work, and Accelerated Deployment of New Technologies

Feb 04 by Bob Violino
  • Organizations’ concerns about cyber security, privacy, cloud, and technology resilience are fueled by changing business priorities, remote work, and accelerated deployment of new technologies, according to report.

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BEC Scammers Take Advantage of "Out-of-Office" Microsoft 365 Users

Jan 29 by Graham Cluley

Fraudsters found a way during the recent holiday season to take advantage of users' "Out of office" messages to sneak messages into business inboxes.

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Looking for an alternative to Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Jan 28 by Peter Craig

“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

 C.S. Lewis

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Finance Sector Faces ‘Extreme but Plausible’ Cyber Threats

Jan 25 by Bob Violino
  • Financial services firms are major targets of cyber attacks
  • A recent report describes six “extreme but plausible” future cyber threats finance firms need to be aware of when thinking about which industries are prime targets for cyber security breaches, financial services certainly comes to mind. 
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The 2020 Year in Cybersecurity Review

Jan 25 by George V. Hulme
  • When it came to healthcare security, 2020 proved to be a continuation of the state of cybersecurity in prior years.
  • While there was considerable concern about some type of digital attacks during the U.S. presidential elections, so far, there's been no credible evidence showing such occurred.
  • One of the more interesting attacks last year was one everyone had the opportunity to watch occur in real-time. And that's the Twitter attack that resulted in the widespread tweeting of a bitcoin scam the summer.
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If the US President Can’t Secure His IoT Devices, Can You?

Jan 22 by Silviu Stahie

People’s homes are full of cameras and microphones, which in theory allow attackers to do more than just hijack your IoT devices for a DDoS attack. The extent of IoT security problems should worry everyone, especially since many homes lack essential protection. And few service providers can offer this kind of protection.

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Q&A: Discussing Bitdefender Business Solutions Group’s Growing Momentum

Jan 20 by Steve FIORE

Bitdefender’s Business Solutions Group came off an exceptional year of growth fueled in part by enterprise demand for endpoint protection and threat detection and response services to counter cybercriminals capitalizing on the global pandemic. 

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IoT Operates with a Security Deficit, but the Situation Is Not Hopeless

Jan 15 by Silviu Stahie
  • IoT manufacturers often favor speed of rollout over security
  • Attackers don’t have to work too hard to compromise smart devices
  • It’s up to users and ISPs to protect homes and network infrastructure
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Pandemic’s Impact on Cyber Security is Far Reaching

Jan 14 by Bob Violino
  • An overwhelming majority of business and technology executives worldwide plan to shift their cyber security strategies due to the pandemic, according to a new study.
  • One of the most prominent trends has been an accelerated push to digital transformation, and this has had a big impact on cyber security.
  • The role of the CISO has never been more critical to organizations’ survival and growth.
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