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IT security decision-makers see AI as a threat

In a new study, 1.200 IT security decision-makers worldwide were asked about their biggest security concerns. Concerns about AI were mentioned in first place. But the increase in data breaches in Germany is also a major concern. Bitdefender has presented its 1 Cybersecurity Assessment Report. For the study, the independent market researchers at Censuswide asked professional security managers about their concerns, approaches and key challenges facing companies. The most striking results are the high fear of artificial intelligence, an increase in data breaches in Germany of 2024% compared to 12,7 and a...

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ShrinkLocker turns BitLocker into ransomware
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

A new attacker is exploiting the Bitlocker functions in Windows and turning the internal encryption function into ransomware. Although the attack is relatively simple using a script, it is extremely dangerous because the attacker uses ShrinkLocker to encrypt all hard drive data. Attackers always find creative ways to bypass defenses and achieve their goals. This can be done using packers, crypters and code obfuscation. However, one of the best ways to avoid detection and maximize compatibility is to take advantage of the operating system's own features. This way, the attackers can ensure that the malware…

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XDR analysis: When and where do attackers usually knock?
EDR analysis: When and where do attackers usually knock? Image by Tung Lam on Pixabay

Barracuda security researchers analyzed the top Extended Detection and Response (XDR) detections of 2023, based on proprietary data supported by a 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC). The results reveal the most common ways attackers tried – and failed – to gain persistent access to networks. In 2023, 66.000 high-risk threats were detected that were serious enough to require referral to SOC analysts for investigation, and an additional 15.000 that required urgent, immediate response. Both threat categories saw a steady increase throughout the year, peaking in October, November and December…

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MDR: Advanced Managed Detection and Response service
MDR: Advanced Managed Detection and Response service ms-KI

Cybersecurity specialist Bitdefender has presented its further developed offering for managed detection and response services. Companies and organizations can now obtain two different levels of the service: MDR and MDR PLUS are tailored to the specific needs of customers depending on the industry and place of origin or taking into account other risk factors such as the respective supply chain. Bitdefender MDR continuously monitors, detects and responds to threats. In addition, the service offers active threat hunting. Security analysts guide customers with their advice and advise them on the risk situation. Centralized management of services from a single point…

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Cloud Security Solutions for Managed Service Providers
Cloud Security Solutions for Managed Service Providers - AI - Bing

Bitdefender has introduced GravityZone Cloud MSP Security Solutions, a new offering for managed service providers (MSP). It provides leading endpoint protection and managed detection and response (MDR) services to detect and remediate cyber threats in any environment and strengthen overall cyber resilience. Bitdefender GravityZone Cloud MSP Security Solutions are based on GravityZone, Bitdefender's unified security and risk analytics platform that provides advanced Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) and cloud security for physical, virtual and multi- cloud environments. The platform provides in-depth information in the context of identified threats. User…

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The Terminator tool is coming back
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BYOVD (Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver) are still very popular among threat actors as EDR killers. One reason is that this raises the prospect of a kernel-level attack, which gives cybercriminals a wide range of options - from hiding malware to spying on login credentials to attempting to disable EDR solutions. Sophos security specialists Andreas Klopsch and Matt Wixey have closely examined what has been happening with Terminator tools over the last six months and published the report “It'll be back: Attackers still abusing Terminator...

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Do companies even get cyber insurance?
Do companies even get cyber insurance? - KI MS

Cyber ​​insurance is not just a question of company strategy, but also whether you get it at all. The new Sophos guide to cyber insurance helps management and IT managers in companies better understand the cyber insurance market. After all, there are unavoidable requirements that must be met in order to ensure that insurance is as economical as possible. Companies often secure additional technical security through cyber insurance. Behind this strategy is, on the one hand, the knowledge of the danger of possibly backward in-house security and, on the other hand, a business calculation on the part of the management team. Every second company affected by attacks Sure…

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Integrated Cloud Risk Management and XDR 
Integrated Cloud Risk Management and XDR

Trend Micro is expanding its protection by expanding its cybersecurity platform to include Cloud Risk Management and XDR. With this, companies can consolidate their cybersecurity landscape and gain a complete overview of cloud security risks in hybrid IT environments. Although resilient security requires an understanding of the risks across all systems and applications that form the attack surface, only 9 percent of organizations actively monitor them. Digital transformation and cloud migration have significantly increased the attack surface of organizations. As a result, enterprises and governments have adopted isolated security technologies for on-premises and multi-cloud environments, including AWS, Azure, GCP,…

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A lack of experts is greatly increasing demand for MDR 
A lack of experts is greatly increasing demand for MDR

WatchGuard is responding to the increasingly clear demand for services to proactively deal with current threat trends with an MDR service that keeps an eye on the threat situation 24/7. Companies benefit from threat detection and defense “as a service”. The new “Managed Detection & Response” (MDR) offering enables companies and especially managed service providers (MSPs) to map threat detection and defense around the clock without having to set up and manage their own security operations center (SOC). . The new 24/7 cybersecurity service, which is managed by an AI-supported elite team of IT security experts, opens up easy access to...

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Managed XDR: SMEs and mid-sized companies against hackers
Managed XDR: SMEs and medium-sized companies against hackers - Image by Dee on Pixabay

Cyber ​​attacks affect all companies, whether large or small. However, there is a difference: SMEs fight against hackers with completely different tactics than large corporations. Ontinue, expert in Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR), highlights the security challenges small and medium-sized companies face. Extortionate ransomware, attacks on servers or the introduction of malware: Hackers have devised countless methods to steal company data or infrastructure to paralyze. Specialists cannot defuse new threats as quickly as they arise. In large companies, entire departments or even their own security operation centers deal with...

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