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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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Technical Advisory: SeriousSAM – Windows 10 Flaw Can Be Used by Malicious Actors to Obtain Administrator Rights

Jul 21 by Martin Zugec

Newer versions of Windows 10 (build 1809 - 2018-present) may be vulnerable to a local privilege escalation enabled by misconfiguration on the Security Account Manager (SAM) database file. SAM is a database file that stores password hashes for all local user accounts. (This file can be found in folder %SystemRoot%\System32\Config\SAM and it is mounted in registry under HLKM\SAM.)

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Effective Healthcare Security Is Much More Than Compliance

Jul 21 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to managing the security of their data and business-technology systems, many healthcare enterprises focus heavily on regulatory compliance efforts, such as their HIPAA security and patient privacy mandates. This is for an excellent reason — noncompliance can lead to costly fines and the ire of regulators. While it’s likely that focusing on regulatory compliance can incrementally improve security, that shift alone won’t take the organization to the level of security maturity it needs to have to protect against today’s threats such as ransomwar.

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Join Bitdefender at Black Hat 2021!

Come August, the Bitdefender team – along with some 20K security and InfoSec professionals – will descend on Las Vegas for four days of revelry on and about the latest security risks, research, and trends.


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APT Mercenary Groups Pose Real Threat to Companies But Detecting Tactics and Techniques is Within Reach

Aug 26 by Liviu Arsene
  • Bitdefender identified a new attack attributed to a sophisticated actor offering advanced-persistent-threats-as-a-service
  • The targeted company is engaged in architectural projects with billion-dollar luxury real-estate developers in New York, London, Australia and Oman
  • The Bitdefender technology stacks detect the used payloads as well as the malicious behavior
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Adding MDR Services to EDR is an Easy Way to Improve Security Outcomes

May 19 by Michael Rosen
  • EDR alerts require rapid and thorough investigation and response to deliver beneficial security outcomes
  • Your business may be at risk and attackers can sneak in and remain if you don’t keep on top of your alerts
  • Upgrading to MDR lets you quickly and painlessly add network security analytics visibility to your defenses
  • MDR brings critical security response capabilities found at Fortune 500 companies to midmarket customers

Raising defenses to meet the demands of the changing threatscape

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CISOs Latest Dilemma: How to Make the Most Out of Your Endpoint Security Solutions with Understaffed Teams

Apr 04 by Luana Pascu

While digital transformation and the e-commerce bubble in late '90s have reshaped the way companies do business, increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks call for immediate and sometimes overly complex defenses. Security tool vendors have been more than willing to provide an ever expanding array of tools and technologies, many with dubious value.

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Cybersecurity Investment to Shoot Up in Financial Industry in 2019; Top Firms Already Spend $1 Billion

Dec 10 by Luana Pascu

A look back on 2018 shows the financial services industry turned out to be the most at risk, with security incidents and breaches skyrocketing. Top threats to the financial services industry include cloud security and third-party risks, while the most prevalent techniques are DDoS, social engineering, spear-phishing, ransomware and insider threats, according to a Bitdefender white paper.

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Lack of Specialists, Tools, Budget and Knowledge Are the Main Roadblocks for Financial Sector in 2018

Oct 12 by Luana Pascu

The financial services industry has been one of the most targeted in 2018, with third-party risks still the main cause of data breaches in this sector. Almost 50 percent of financial institutions were breached in the past year, found a survey conducted by Bitdefender, while almost 60 percent experienced an advanced persistent attack or seen signs of suspicious behavior in their infrastructure.

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Best Practices for Choosing an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Solution

Sep 26 by Liviu Arsene

The increase in cloud adoption has significantly impacted the way organizations think about security, in the sense that threat visibility into infrastructures has become mandatory in light of how the threat landscape has evolved. Starting from the premise that threat actors can and will breach infrastructures, organizations need to begin focusing on detecting and responding to these breaches as swiftly as possible to restore affected environments, ensure business continuity, and stay compliant with new regulations.

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