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Use of High-Risk Apps and Websites Increased 161% Amid Work-from-Home Shift, New Research Shows

Aug 07 by Alina Bizga

The August 2020 edition of the Netskope Cloud and Threat Report highlights a 161% increase in visits to high-risk apps and sites brought on by a 64% remote workforce.

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A GIF Image Could Have Let Hackers Hijack Microsoft Teams at Your Firm

Apr 27 by Graham Cluley

A critical vulnerability has been patched in the Microsoft Teams work collaboration platform after security researchers discovered a way in which hackers could compromise accounts and steal data with something as seemingly harmless as an animated .GIF image.

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Insider Threats Jump 47 Percent, as Incident Costs Reach $11.45 Million, New Study Shows

Apr 27 by Alina Bizga

Amid the turmoil and confusion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, companies were forced to hastily implement solutions that could allow employees to shift to telework overnight, creating extensive opportunities for bad actors and insider threats to flourish.

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Bitdefender 2020 Cybersecurity Predictions

With 2020 just weeks away, here at Bitdefender we wanted to share our forecast for the year to come. That said, here are our top predictions for the cybersecurity space in 2020 and what we should be looking out for.

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Scranos Rootkit Operation Turns Global; Enterprises to Improve Security Posture

May 03 by Harish Agastya

Sophisticated threats remain one of the main concerns in enterprises today. As environments grow in complexity, malware actors find innovative ways to infiltrate overlooked entry points in the network, hiding behind the scenes to wreak havoc without ever making a full-blown appearance.

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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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UK Enterprises to Compete for £70m in Government Cybersecurity Challenge

Jan 31 by Luana Pascu

After 40 percent of UK businesses reported data breaches or security incidents in the past year, the government wants to completely “design out” complex cyber risks and attacks. To achieve this and strengthen national infrastructure and consumer security, officials plan to issue an impressive challenge to enterprises across the UK.

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Cybercrime to Cost $5.2 Trillion over Next 5 Years; High-Tech Industry Most at Risk

Jan 23 by Luana Pascu

Businesses are struggling to develop cyber resilience to fend off attacks as they seek to create flawless operations and to scale systems. Efficient cybersecurity in an advancing digital economy is no easy goal, as many factors are at play, including third-party risks and increased attack surface, as a result of extensive interest in IoT deployments. This is why corporates and governments need to work together to set up priorities to help enable digital transformation and build trust through proper safeguards on consumer data privacy.

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Container Security Incidents to Rise in 2019 as Companies Knowingly Deploy Vulnerable Containers

Jan 14 by Luana Pascu

The popularity of container technology has grown fast in software engineering, but 60 percent of organizations suffered at least one container-related security incident in 2018, mostly caused by the advancement of DevOps teams, according to Tripwire’s State of Container Security Report. 71 percent anticipate an increase in container security incidents in 2019, most likely raising the costs of hybrid cloud security.

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Top Security Challenges for the Financial Services Industry in 2018

Dec 31 by Luana Pascu

The financial services industry falls victim to cybersecurity attacks 300 times more often than any other. 47.5% of financial institutions were breached in the past year, while 58.5% have experienced an advanced attack or seen signs of suspicious behavior in their infrastructure, according to a Bitdefender white paper.

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US Couldn’t Handle Catastrophic Cyberattack on Power Grid, Government Warns

Dec 18 by Luana Pascu

Key infrastructures are in the crossfire of cyberwarfare. Growing threats and sophisticated nation-state attacks backed by North Korea, China and Russia jeopardize public safety and national security. Which one is the bigger threat?

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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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