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Epic Yahoo Data Breaches Lead to Big Drop in Value Prior to Planned Acquisition By Verizon

Mar 08 by Razvan Muresan

The good news for Internet entertainment, news and search site Yahoo Inc. is that Verizon Communications Inc. is still interested in acquiring the company following its disclosure of massive data breaches. The bad news is that the value of the deal has dropped precipitously after the security incidents became public knowledge.

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One in 10 German companies was breached in the past year, survey shows

Mar 03 by Razvan Muresan

Some 12 percent of companies in Germany were breached in the past year, and most IT decision makers don’t know how their company was breached, according to a Bitdefender survey of 100 German respondents.

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Businesses risk fines of 4% of annual revenue for failing to comply with GDPR, PwC says

Feb 27 by Razvan Muresan

Companies that offer goods and services to EU citizens will have to intensify their focus on privacy issues when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in April 2018, according to a report by consultancy firm PwC.

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Why it’s Vital to Ensure Strong Security in a Hyperconverged Data Center

Feb 24 by Bogdan Botezatu

Among the hottest trends in data center technology today is the growth of hyperconvergence, an IT infrastructure framework in which virtualized computing, networking and storage components are tightly integrated within a data center.

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Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 18% to $246.8 Billion in 2017, Gartner says

Feb 23 by Liviu Arsene

The global public cloud services market is expected to grow by 18 percent in 2017 comparted to 2016, totaling $246.8 billion this year, from $209.2 billion last year, according to Gartner.

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Half of UK companies increased cloud security spending in the past year

Feb 22 by Razvan Muresan

Cloud security spending increased for 49 percent of UK companies in the past year, while the IT security budget for other security activities remained the same, according to a Bitdefender survey of 153 IT decision makers in the United Kingdom in companies with more than 1,000 PCs.

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65% of IT professionals feel Shadow IT is compromising cloud security

Feb 14 by Graham Cluley

Has your company embraced the cloud?

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Bug Bounty Programs: Significant Benefits, Challenges

Jan 03 by George V. Hulme

There are many reasons why an enterprise may want to implement a bug bounty program. Most notably is that no matter how good an organization’s software testing is, how proficiently developers code security, or how thorough an organization’s software security assessments– there will always be flaws. These flaws make it possible for attackers to exploit security vulnerabilities and bypass security defenses.

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The big cybersecurity trends that will likely continue through 2017

Dec 12 by George V. Hulme

Predictions are never easy, and they are seldom right or very useful: but they are always fun. And as the holiday season is upon us and the New Year approaches so does the time of year reflection and, you guessed it: cybersecurity predictions.

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Three in four IT managers in the UK fear having to pay financial compensation in case of a security breach

Dec 08 by Razvan Muresan

A Bitdefender study on large UK companies revealed that 75 percent of IT decision makers fear having to pay financial compensation in case of a security breach, while 69 percent even fear their own job safety. Moreover, 53 percent of IT decision makers are concerned regarding the security management of hybrid infrastructures.

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Half of US CIOs complain about insufficient network control, inability to monitor workloads across clouds

Nov 21 by Razvan Muresan

Some 47% of IT professionals are unable to monitor workloads across clouds, while 44% agree or strongly agree there is insufficient network control and monitoring in the cloud, according to a Bitdefender survey on US IT decision makers.

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Optimize security in an increasingly complex world

Nov 18 by George V. Hulme

There’s no doubt that enterprise environments are growing more complex by the day. Just consider the fluid nature of cloud computing and virtualization, the increase in the number of workloads, applications, and types of applications, coupled with the fact that they are distributed among on-premises and various types of cloud, and the explosion of mobile and accelerated adoption of IoT in recent years.

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