Hactivists - not cybercriminals - were responsible for the majority of personal data stolen from corporate and government networks during 2011, according to a new report from Verizon.
Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan
As the General Services Administration (GSA) migrates to a work-anywhere, work-anytime strategy, the real estate arm of the U.S. federal government is discovering that having an iron-clad security strategy is critical to its adoption of cloud-based applications.
Approximately 40% of federal government agencies are out of compliance with a regulation that requires them to deploy an extra layer of authentication on their Web sites to prevent hackers from hijacking Web traffic and redirecting it to bogus sites.
CIOs are waking up to the reality that they've lost control over access to data stored in software-as-a-service applications purchased by other departments.
Proponents of a common scheme for managing user identity in cloud-based applications will pitch their idea to the Internet's premier standards-setting body at a meeting in Paris later this month.
New job opportunities are emerging for IT professionals in the field of "big data," the term used to describe how corporations gather vast amounts of real-time data about their customers and analyze that data to drive decision making and increase profitability.
IT professionals are scrambling to get trained and certified in what's expected to be the hottest new high-tech skill for 2012: Hadoop.
In honor of National Data Privacy Day this Saturday, Jan. 28, we've put together a list of the 15 worst Internet privacy scandals of all time.
Will 2012 be the year when US retailers, banks and content providers finally bolster their DNS systems with an add-on security measure that prevents Web site spoofing? That's what advocates of the security measure - dubbed DNSSEC for DNS Security Extensions - are hoping will occur.
A dozen of the world's largest Internet companies - including Facebook, Google and Comcast - have committed to June 6, as the start date for their production deployments of IPv6, an upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
Several of the world's largest ISPs and websites have committed to permanently enabling <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/073009-ipv6-guide.html">IPv6</a> -- the next-generation Internet Protocol -- on their products and services starting June 6, 2012.
Looking for practical, non-biased advice about how to deploy IPv6? The Internet Society is launching a new Web portal that will be a central resource for standards documents, best practices, case studies and other useful information for network engineers planning to adopt IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol.
A new era of Web site naming begins, when Internet policymakers start accepting applications for hundreds - perhaps thousands - of new domain name extensions such as .hotel and .paris.
Non-competitive pay is the main reason for high turnover rates among IT pros in their 20s and early 30s.
2012 is poised to go down in Internet history as one of the most significant 12-month periods from both a technical and policy perspective since the late 1990s, when this network-of-networks stopped being a research project and became an engine of economic growth.