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Boost your security training with gamification -- really!

Getting employees to take security seriously can be a game that everyone wins.

By Lamont Wood | 17 July, 2014 14:05

Tags: consumerization of IT, Lance, security, Salesforce.com, IT management

Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

The new Apple-IBM partnership seems sure to help Apple sell more iPads to businesses, but it may also be setting off alarm bells at mobile device management companies large and small.

By Matt Hamblen | 17 July, 2014 02:57

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, IBM, wireless, operating systems, LANDesk, mobile, Blackberry, Apple, Google, symantec, Mobile device management, Microsoft, SAP, software

Revamping your insider threat program

Companies including MITRE are looking at privileged access and how to better lock it down -- without stopping employees from doing their jobs.

By Sandra Gittlen | 14 July, 2014 20:33

Tags: Target, National Security Agency, security, wikileaks

What vacation? Expect to work while you're away

In these lean times, backups aren't what they used to be; it's inevitable that IT staffers will be called to help, especially when an important issue is brewing.

By Esther Shein | 10 July, 2014 21:23

Tags: symantec, IT careers, IT management, staff management, Constant Contact

Google's move into home automation means even less privacy

Plans by smart thermostat maker Nest Labs to share some customer data with corporate parent Google means the search engine giant will be fending off privacy concerns as it expands into home automation.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 27 June, 2014 04:58

Tags: security, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, logitech, internet, Internet Search, jawbone, privacy, search engines, whirlpool, Google

With Android L, Google makes pitch for enterprise users

Google will provide enterprise-focused security and management features to its entire Android showcase of mobile devices, including features reserved only for Samsung devices running Samsung security software called Knox, a Google executive announced during the Google I/O keynote address Wednesday.

By Matt Hamblen | 26 June, 2014 06:59

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, security, Android, smartphones, mobile security, Kno, mobile apps

XPocalypse, not now

Two months after Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, the catastrophic wave of exploits security experts expected to wash over the aged operating system have failed to materialize.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 June, 2014 04:53

Tags: Cybercrime and Hacking, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems

Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling

By Paul Roberts | 02 June, 2014 20:10

Tags: HP, computer hardware, security, Microsoft, Endpoint Protection

Malvertising rise pushes ad industry to action

With hidden malware on the rise, the online advertising industry may finally have to get its governance act together.

By Robert L. Mitchell | 29 May, 2014 21:13

Tags: U.S. Federal Trade Commission, e-commerce, security, Sena, internet, Blue Coat Systems, e-business, privacy, Federal Trade Commission, Yahoo

Is EU's 'right to be forgotten' really the 'right to edit the truth'?

With Europe's top court ordering Google to allow people to basically edit their online personal histories, some wonder what this will mean for finding the truth online.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 May, 2014 06:23

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, Google, security, european union, regulation, internet, government, Internet Search, privacy, search engines

Security-vendor snake oil: 7 promises that don't deliver

Beware bold promises from a multibillion-dollar industry that can't prevent your IT systems from being routinely hacked

By Roger A. Grimes | 12 May, 2014 20:03

Tags: security

11 reasons encryption is (almost) dead

Massive leaps in computing power, hidden layers, hardware backdoors -- encrypting sensitive data from prying eyes is more precarious than ever

By Peter Wayner | 05 May, 2014 20:03

Tags: data security, security, encryption, data protection

Supply chain 2013: New tech tackles unprecedented risks

IT can never take all the risk out of a supply chain, but it can help organizations minimize their vulnerability in a world of new threats.

By Howard Baldwin | 30 April, 2014 20:04

Tags: security, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, computerworld, IT management, regulatory compliance

Microsoft Surface Mini seems likely to ship soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an Amazon.com listing for a case custom made for the device.

By Tim Greene | 25 April, 2014 04:09

Tags: amazon.com, Networking, Windows, wireless, software, anti-malware, operating systems, Windows tablets, Microsoft surface mini, surface vs ipad, Microsoft, security

U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off

The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 18 April, 2014 21:36

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, security, Emerging Technologies, regulation, hardware systems, government, privacy

7 all-in-one security suites: Anti-malware for all your devices

Let's face it: No matter what device you use, you're in danger. Security threats and malware lurk on Windows PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS devices. If you use more than one device -- like most of us do -- that makes it even more difficult and expensive to be vigilant and keep yourself safe.

By Preston Gralla | 04 April, 2014 01:00

Tags: kaspersky labs, security

Ad tracking: Is anything being done?

Online tracking is on the rise, but efforts to create a practical Do Not Track policy have slowed to a crawl. Meanwhile, users and browser companies are taking matters into their own hands.

By Robert L. Mitchell | 02 April, 2014 22:19

Tags: data security, security, data protection, privacy

Microsoft returns to scare tactic well in dump-XP campaign

Microsoft has pulled out the big guns - a fear-of-God approach - to scare users into dumping Windows XP, telling them the most popular tasks done on a PC will put them in the crosshairs of cyber criminals.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 March, 2014 16:06

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Major companies, like Target, often fail to act on malware alerts

Companies that suffer major data breaches almost always portray themselves as victims of cutting edge attack techniques and tools. The reality, though, is often much more mundane.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 14 March, 2014 10:27

Tags: Target, Cybercrime and Hacking, security, Malware and Vulnerabilities

A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

By Bob Violino | 10 March, 2014 11:04

Tags: applications, Endpoint Protection, macbooks, Mac OS X, CIO, operating systems, antivirus, Gartner, Apple, computer hardware, Desktop Macs, security, anti-virus, encryption, software

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