Showing Blog Posts: 1–4 of 4 by Liviu Arsene

Liviu Arsene

Liviu Arsene

Senior E-Threat Analyst, Bitdefender

  • Do Data Breaches Affect Company Value?

    by Liviu Arsene on July 29, 2016

    With malware growing more prevalent, possibly nearing 600 million samples in 2016, the average cost of a data breach has been estimated to reach $4 million. Gartner, which had estimated worldwide spending on information security reaching $75.4 billion in 2015, sees a 26 percent probability that a company will experience one or more data breaches within a 24-hour period. While fixing a data breach…

  • The Future of Cloud Security Starts with the Hypervisor

    by Liviu Arsene on June 28, 2016

    The worldwide x86 server virtualization market is expected to reach $5.6 billion in 2016, and Gartner estimates it has reached its peak, having significantly matured. OS container-based virtualization and cloud computing have gained in popularity, with organizations' server virtualization rates reaching up to 75 percent. While hypervisor technologies have been split into Type 1 (native – or bare…

  • Corporate Ransomware Attacks and What to Expect Next

    by Liviu Arsene on May 20, 2016

    Organizations have been plagued by sophisticated malware attacks in the past year, showing that cybercriminals have shifted their attention to more profitable targets and that organizations might be more prone to malware than previously believed. Oddly enough, only 38 percent of organizations currently have a strategy to deal with destructive malware, as compared to 43 percent in 2015, according…

  • Economic Cybercrime: The Next Economic Crime Vector

    by Liviu Arsene on April 12, 2016

    An economic cyberattack could potentially disable the economy of a city, state or country. Worst-case cyberattack scenarios involve attacks on critical infrastructures, and could potentially cost insurance companies billions. Hollywood has even gotten into the game, inventing the term “fire sale,” in which a nationwide cyberattack on transportation systems, financial systems, and public utility…

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