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Linux and Container Security: Removing module dependencies

Bitdefender recently announced GravityZone Security for Containers, expanding our cloud workload security (CWS) by offering run-time support for containers and infrastructures with Linux kernel module (LKM) independence for the Bitdefender technology.

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Security Issues and Risks of Cloud Computing for SMBs

Sep 07 by Bob Violino

For small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), cloud computing services provide an easy and flexible way to access a multitude of applications and the power needed to keep the business running regardless of location. These services provide an environment to rapidly scale and develop new software programs and ecosystems without the need for a heavy investment in infrastructure.

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Five Myths About Preventing Cyber Security Threats

Cyber security for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) is a particularly daunting challenge. These companies face many of the same cyber security threats that the largest global enterprises deal with—but often with a fraction of the resources. Aside from the obvious disadvantages smaller organizations face, there are also a number of misconceptions about security that can get in the way of better protection.

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Beyond the XDR Hype – A Look at the Forrester New Tech on Extended Detection and Response

Aug 26 by Bogdan Carlescu

Driven by the need for richer threat context, the Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions category is gaining a lot of “market buzz” so far in 2021. In recent months, the industry analyst community has accelerated its research efforts in this area to help guide the market towards a common understanding of XDR.

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Bitdefender Threat Debrief - July 2021

Aug 25 by Martin Zugec

The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a new monthly series analyzing ransomware news, trends, and research from the previous month.

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Combatting Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

Aug 19 by Andrei Pisau

Named by many as the “cyber-attack of the year,” the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware incident caused more than just business disruption - it inflicted considerable economical damage, reminding us how fragile our digital infrastructure is.

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The Five Biggest Challenges in Healthcare Security Right Now

Aug 18 by George V. Hulme

The healthcare industry is in the midst of tremendous change. And it comes from the pressure to modernize aging systems, the continued shift to cloud computing, as well as the rapid adoption of telemedicine and electronic medical records. And all during a time of an ongoing pandemic and the continuous targeting of healthcare systems by cybercriminal.

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Narrowing the Cyber Security Skills Gap

Aug 16 by Bob Violino

The shortage of skills is one of the biggest current challenges facing the cyber security community. Tools and services are widely available to organizations, though few people are qualified to perform the tasks needed in order for cyber security teams to excel.

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Bitdefender Takeaways from Black Hat 2021

Black Hat has grown to be one of the cybersecurity industry’s most well attended and anticipated events. Typically, more than 20,000 attendees converge each year in Las Vegas to learn more about the latest products and technologies, hear from security researchers and keynote speakers, and of course pick up some vendor swag. Due to the pandemic, however, this year looked a little bit different. But different doesn’t necessarily mean it was “bad”; in fact, the Bitdefender team had some interesting takeaways from the show. Read on to learn more

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How container workloads are changing the future of cybersecurity

The use of containers to increase speed of deployment and portability for modern applications is growing rapidly. Now part of the standard architecture for cloud-native businesses, Gartner predicts that, by 2025, 85 percent of organizations will run containers in production, up from less than 30 percent in 2020.

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Expanding security support for Azure VMware Solution

Aug 09 by Martin Zugec

Azure VMware Solution (AVS) is designed, built, and supported by Microsoft and provides customers with a private cloud of hosted vSphere clusters, cloud certified by VMware. AVS enables customers to seamlessly extend or migrate their VMware workloads to Azure without the cost of re-architecting applications with a set of familiar VMware technologies and tools – including vSphere, vSAN, and NSX-T. 

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2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms | Bitdefender’s key takeaways from the report

Protection requirements for cloud workloads continue to grow as organizations accelerate their adoption of containers and host an ever-increasing number of workloads in hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) are critical to protect these workloads from cyberattack and provide security teams with visibility into, and control of, cloud-based infrastructure and applications.

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