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Keep the virtual doors to your technology business secured

Bogdan Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender, explains how tech startup founders can keep their businesses secure.

The consequences of a modern-day cyber attack are potentially devastating for business – just ask the recent victims of NotPetya (also known as GoldenEye).

NotPetya is an advanced ransomware strain that encrypted organisations’ mission critical data in June 2017, and did not return it even in the event of a bitcoin ‘ransom’ being paid. This level of data loss can be business-destroying, so it is essential that organisations do not fall victim in the first place.

Given that threats of this nature often rely on exploiting vulnerabilities in applications, software or devices, a key component of staying safe revolves around effective patch management. A security patch, sometimes referred to as a ‘bug-fix’ is a piece of software designed to update a computer program or its supporting data, removing a design flaw that leaves it vulnerable to attack....