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GoldenEye Ransomware Update Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Bitdefender has identified a massive ransomware campaign that is currently unfolding worldwide. Preliminary information shows that the malware sample responsible for the infection is an almost identical clone of the GoldenEye/Petya ransomware family.


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  A new report from the respected independent testing agency AV-Test.org reveals some scary sounding facts about the state of malware today.


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Malware visibility teaches Federation Training the value of end-to-end security.


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   Recent cybersecurity incidents have left organizations and companies struggling to implement the necessary resources to minimize IT risks, regardless of how much security budgets have increased.


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Data breaches will get personal in 2016 Tuesday, 9 February 2016

In years past the news has been about the volume of personally identifiable information stolen. Whether it was the number of addresses, birthdates, credit card numbers, social security numbers or bank accounts stolen, the shocks always came in the sheer quantity of accounts impacted.  But something started to change last year. Regulatory pressure around these specific types of data sets has spurred slow but steady improvement, with many compliance efforts at enterprises removing them as low hanging fruit and making wholesale database theft a little bit trickier. In response, attackers are refining not just their methods but also the data they target.


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 Independent tests conducted in November-December 2015 by AV-TEST, found Bitdefender Endpoint Protection once again, offers 100% protection against 0-day malware attacks,  and detects a widespread and prevalent range of real-world malware, with minimum impact on overall performance.


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More than half of C-level managers define the prevention of data leaks as the main priority for their organization in 2016, with business continuity/disaster recovery resilience and identity and access management coming second and third, according to a recent survey.


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 With a turbulent 2015 and a 15-year-history of fighting malware as a guide, here is what 2016 may bring for the security industry, the online criminal underworld, and corporate and private consumers.


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The Do's & Don'ts of IT Security Monday, 30 November 2015

 A major shortcoming of companies of all sizes is the lack of understanding of the value of files and documents, and therefore the need to protect them.  Proper precautions, are therefore, also lacking.  So attackers can access files that should actually be stored on separate networks or separate infrastructure.


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 A corporate security plan is meant to create policies that protect corporate assets and limit liability without harming efficiency. But companies often fail to find the right balance between security and user experience.


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 Each time we hear about a new security incident at a major company, we assume the breach succeeded either because of its high level of sophistication or because attackers have been "footprinting"  their victim for a very long time and found the weakest link in the security chain.


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 The inability to identify critical assets or data and to properly react to security breaches is a major deficit of all companies, from small to large.


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 If you asked any CIO to identify the one risk influencing all securtity incidents, the response would be simple: HUMAN ERROR!


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 Apple Inc. have said they are cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack.


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 Small businesses' concerns about cyber threats have shot up and the perceived risk will only grow as attacks involving all range of companies increase.


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GravityZone is now Windows 10 Ready! Friday, 21 August 2015

 Bitdefender GravityZone business solutions were recently updated to smoothly integrate with devices using Windows 10.


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 There is a lot of talk about "cloud security", but that simple phrase can mean many things...


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 GWAVA's Retain archiving product has been name a "Champion" in the archiving space, with the report stating "GWAVA is the most complete product at its price point".


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  It's fair to say the security space is a very lucrative and competitive market with dozens of companies trying to get a foothold.  Bitdefender is taking the bull by the horns, signing SMS eTechnologies  
  
as their local Country Partners...


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  A relatively new phrase from Gartner is gaining attention – bimodal.  The phrase is about organizations pursuing two paths.


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  More than 25 per cent of all reported malware in May was Android ransomware, according to security company, Bitdefender.


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    The latest results from Login VSI testing, conclusively shows your customers can reclaim up to 17% of their computing power and minimize VDI latency with Bitdefender GravityZone.


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