The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Is the NSA defending their intellectual property with more success than they protect our country?
By Mark Gibbs | 14 June, 2013 19:03
Consumers and business users alike will find things to love about OS X Mavericks and iOS 7, says columnist Ryan Faas. But for enterprise IT pros, this week's announcements are a mixed bag.
By Ryan Faas | 14 June, 2013 10:27
Deciding on the level of encryption you should be using requires careful consideration.
By Kenneth van Wyk | 13 June, 2013 13:13
A top secret NSA program to collect ALL Verizon customers' call data isn't at all surprising
By Mark Gibbs | 08 June, 2013 01:12
The network team is on board with plan to update the devices to current versions, but who will do the work?
By J.F. Rice | 04 June, 2013 12:39
Maybe I'm an oddball, but I like the action that surrounds a merger or acquisition. I guess I need a little unplanned activity every now and then to distract me from my day-to-day tasks. Whatever the reason, I was excited to hear that my company would be acquiring a small company. It had been years since we had done anything like that.
By Mathias Thurman | 03 June, 2013 15:53
Some people are having fits about Google Glass. True, it will change how we think about privacy in public places, but such rethinking started years ago.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 20 May, 2013 10:14
Sure, the headline gives away the answer, but if you had been asked to guess which state has the highest rate of reported identity theft you'd likely have chosen Florida: A large population of vulnerable retirees and a generally high crime rate all but guarantee the distinction.
By Paul McNamara | 20 May, 2013 06:20
Attacks on digital assets are on the rise, and the black hats get more inventive every day. How should educators prepare tomorrow's information security gurus?
By Lynne Williams | 16 May, 2013 13:33
In early May President Obama signed an executive order that makes "Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information".
By Scott Bradner | 15 May, 2013 16:08
From time to time, organizations are asked to provide access to data for legal reasons. Those requests can be more complicated when the data is in the cloud. But a new report sheds some light on one critical aspect of such requests.
By Thomas J. Trappler | 14 May, 2013 15:09
On the face of it, the bill the Senate is considering to levy taxes on Internet retailers simply makes sense. The states are strapped for cash and we have a bifurcated system that requires local brick and mortar outlets to ante up while letting out of state online retailers off scot free.
By John Dix | 06 May, 2013 11:14
Several of the company's security technologies are reaching end of life. It's a new experience for our manager to be improving security measures instead of closing gaps.
By J.F. Rice | 30 April, 2013 16:27
There still seem to be a lot of security flaws in iOS apps, but new tools could help fix that.
By Kenneth van Wyk | 23 April, 2013 14:02
Get this: The CIA sees the Cloud as being more secure than conventional IT.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 22 April, 2013 10:05
First up, serious networking stuff concerning Apple and how iOS supports VPNs and how it won't in future.
By Mark Gibbs | 10 April, 2013 16:12
Recent developments could portend the demise of National Security Letters, which allow the FBI to get private customer information without a judge's approval.
By Preston Gralla | 09 April, 2013 16:22
A debate requires intelligent dialogue from representatives on both sides of an issue. That's not what happened at the RSA conference panel on security awareness training.
By Samantha Manke | 02 April, 2013 14:52
Windows service accounts used by software are often given domain administrator rights, just because it's quick and easy. That sort of thing rubs security managers the wrong way.
By J.F. Rice | 02 April, 2013 14:42
It's a great thing when a security manager doesn't have to go into battle mode every time a new corporate initiative emerges. When other departments show signs that they aren't putting security last, I can relax a bit. But just a little bit. Even in those cases, I want to have input.
By Mathias Thurman | 25 March, 2013 14:16