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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 …

Limitations of Machine Learning in malware detection

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Limitations of Machine Learning in malware detection There’s been a continuous increase in the use of Machine Learning but, despite the recent hype, the technology is not new. While researchers have been playing with artificial neural networks from as early as the 1950s, machine learning is not new even in the context of cybersecurity. At …

Machine learning to fill cybersecurity jobs demand

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Machine learning to fill cybersecurity jobs demand Demand for cybersecurity experts will increase and become a priority for enterprises, leading to an estimated need for over 1 million cybersecurity professionals in India by 2020 and over 500,000 in the US. The US currently employs 780,000 specialists in cybersecurity, while 350,000 posts are still unfilled, reports CyberSeek, project …

How is Machine Learning used in Bitdefender Technologies?

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How is Machine Learning used in Bitdefender Technologies? The terms “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are often used interchangeably, but there’s a huge technical difference between them. While the first is used by Hollywood when depicting self-aware machines, the latter is comprised of finely tuned single-task algorithms that are nowhere near self-aware. In cyber security, …

How to protect your data when travelling overseas

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How to protect your data when travelling overseas for business Government agencies, journalists, and businesses trading in some parts of the world may find themselves at greater risk of being spied upon than others. You only have to keep a vague eye on the security headlines to recognise that organisations have had information stolen from …

Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats Earlier this year at the RSA Conference 2017, Bitdefender surveyed a number of chief information security officers (CISOs) about their top cybersecurity concerns. More than 37 of the CISOs surveyed ranked advanced persistent threats (APTs) as one of their top concerns. (APTs are complex cyber tools crafted to target …

Investment in Cyber Security still rising

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Investment in Cyber Security Technology Continues to Rise It seems as though CISOs and CSOs are constantly battling with challenges, whether it’s newly discovered threats and vulnerabilities, growing demand for cyber security skills and not enough qualified people to deliver them, complaints from business users about disruptive security tools, or some other issue. Here’s some …

Duo Labs finds “hidden” vulnerable Macs

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Duo Labs finds thousands of “hidden” vulnerabilities in Macs Thousands of Apple Macs vulnerable to un-patched firmware, regardless of operating system patching levels. The security firm Duo Labs recently set out to study the security of Mac firmware, more specifically the EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) in Macs for the past three years. Think of EFI …

Data breach erodes public trust overnight

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Data breach erodes public trust overnight & leaves execs jobless One of the biggest consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States is learning a harsh lesson. A massive breach that affected personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers has led to the forced retirement of Equifax’s chief information officer and chief security officer, a …