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Bitdefender wins “Product of the Year” Award

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Bitdefender Wins ‘Product of the Year’ Award from AV Comparatives Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, has won the top award of independent analysis firm AV-Comparatives after achieving the highest score possible in all seven rounds of testing in the past year for its Internet Security product. Bitdefender won …

The next big service provider differentiator is Cyber Warranties

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The next big service provider differentiator is Cyber Warranties As worries about third-party risks continue to press on the minds of technology decision-makers within organizations large and small, many technology service providers are finding security to be a key differentiator for winning over prospects. Cyber warranties could be the next big way to help them …

What are your 2018 cybersecurity intentions?

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What are your 2018 cybersecurity intentions? With another year of too many high profile, and quite frankly avoidable, data breaches under our belts, it’s time to take a look forward and identify areas where you may be able to improve your security program and hopefully become more efficient and reduce risk more effectively. The list …

Cyberattack is human error

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Human error is #1 reason behind most cyberattacks. A survey of 612 Chief Information Security Officers suggests CISOs have a tough road ahead in an ongoing climate of high-profile data breaches. The survey, sponsored by Opus and conducted by Ponemon Institute, shows 67% of CISOs and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) believe their companies will likely fall victim …

Behavioural biometrics will replace passwords by 2022

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Behavioural biometrics will replace passwords by 2022 According to a Gartner forecast, it won’t be long until we can all safely forget those cumbersome passwords we use to secure and unlock our devices, thanks to “on-device” artificial intelligence (AI).  Gartner analysts believe on-device AI, as opposed to cloud-based AI, will mark a paradigm shift in …

Six ways security teams sabotage their own work

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Six ways security teams sabotage their own work It’s not always the bad guys that sabotage enterprise security efforts, sometimes organizations do that all on their own. Here are six common ways: Enterprises fail to plan Too many organizations fail to create an information security plan that is purpose-built for their organization. When the right …

Predictions for 2018: Zero-day exploits leaked and next level ransomware

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Predictions for 2018: Zero-day exploits leaked and next level ransomware As 2017 draws to an end, the Bitdefender threat analysis unit is already looking into the upcoming malware developments that will likely emerge in the year to come. Bitdefender experts predict an increase of zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies the world over, and massive …

Major hacks of 2017 and what to expect in 2018

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Major hacks of 2017 and what to expect in 2018 Each December, security researchers make predictions for the following year, and they always seems to sound the same: attacks will increase, malware will be more sophisticated because hackers are upping their game, so IT executives must secure their infrastructure or else. So what can enterprises …

Escalating Cybersecurity Threats for Small Businesses

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Escalating Cybersecurity Threats for Small Businesses Ransomware was a persistent threat throughout all of 2017, and things may be getting worse going into 2018, cautions Bogdan “Bob” Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at cybersecurity firm Bitdefender. According to Bitdefender’s recent Global Threat Landscape Report for 2017, this year saw the emergence of over 160 ransomware families, …

Cyber Attacks – “when” not “if” and how much they will cost you

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Cyber Attacks – “when” not “if” and how much they will cost you Ransomware, malware, and other elusive attacks threaten companies of all sizes every year, and the attacks are becoming more aggressive and more frequent. Every company’s executive team should be aware of how to prevent these attacks from happening by making security be …