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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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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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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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Seven Steps Healthcare Providers Can Take Now to Shrink Their Security Skills Gap

Jul 09 by George V. Hulme

Healthcare providers are operating in a time of extraordinary pressure. Whether it's recovering their operations from a devastating pandemic year or it's the pace that their organization is embracing a rapid digital transformation aimed to optimize and modernize their systems. The last thing healthcare organizations needed this past year was an increase in ransomware and other types of attacks — but that's precisely what they experienced.

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Bitdefender MDR Wins Tech Innovators Award

We are proud to announce that Bitdefender MDR won the 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Award in the Security – Managed Detection & Response category.
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Bitdefender’s MDR – Lessons Learned in Uniform

Aug 25 by Daniel Clayton
  • Forward thinking security operations are steered by threat intelligence and built on data-driven analytics to hunt
  • ‘Active defense’ measures were developed within the military and have proven effective against even the most advanced and persistent of adversaries
  • Security is no longer just a technology problem, but a people problem too
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MDR Creates New Revenue Opportunities for Managed Services Providers

Jul 16 by Michael Rosen
  • Managed Detection and Response is one of the fastest growing areas of cybersecurity with a 30.4% CAGR
  • Huge revenue opportunity with MDR for MSPs to help customers that lack security extended teams
  • Opportunities involving MDR tend to be larger, stickier, and foster deeper customer relationships than tools
  • MDR solves key customer gaps in alert response management, technical skills, and overall security outcomes

MSPs, are you thinking about jumping into managed security services?

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Beyond the Hype – Putting MDR Service Providers to the Test with Forrester

Jun 15 by Michael Rosen
  • Managed detection and response programs vary widely so carefully evaluate service provider competencies
  • Beware of buzzwords in MDR vendor claims that provide little insight into their true service capabilities
  • Focus your MDR goals on achieving superior security outcomes, not just on managing the flow of alerts
  • Effective MDR integrates people, processes, and technology to provide wide coverage at an affordable cost
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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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How to Evaluate Competing MDR Service Providers

Apr 09 by Michael Rosen
  • Managed detection and response services vary widely so carefully evaluate competencies against your needs
  • MDR delivery and execution success depends on the service provider’s people, processes, and technology
  • Effective response requires game-planning pre-approved actions and escalations for foreseeable events
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Are You Ready for Managed Detection and Response?

Mar 25 by Michael Rosen
  • Security’s challenge is matching awareness of external threats to internal goals and the ability to execute
  • Managed Detection and Response addresses key customer gaps in visibility, alerts, skills, and outcomes
  • Outsourcing security operations to a managed SOC allows internal teams to focus on higher-value projects
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