Heartbleed’s coming for your servers: Protect yourself

The Heartbleed bug made the jump from technology news sites to major media outlets incredibly quickly. The standard advice was for users to change passwords on sites they care about and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. But now there’s some alarming news for IT pros: Servers are also at risk. 

Here we go again: Microsoft sets 1 month deadline for Windows 8.1

Just when you thought the Windows XP end-of-life would be the last deadline you’d have to scramble to meet, Microsoft has added a new ultimatum – and this one’s only a month away. 

The IT challenge many forget about

So let’s see, there’s the cloud, security breaches, bring your own device … what are we forgetting here? Oh, right. Email. That thing that still takes up huge amounts of IT’s time and resources every day. 

Suddenly, everybody’s a cloud expert: What it means for IT

There was probably a time in your career when you were the only person in the company who had heard the term “the cloud,” let alone had any idea of how it works. But two new surveys show the problem might now be that everyone outside of IT feels like they know it all when […]

Huge SSL flaw puts millions at risk: What you need to know

The OpenSSL library, a cryptographic service for up to two-thirds of the web, has recently patched a serious and far reaching vulnerability that could allow a hacker to snoop on your files completely undetected. 

IT’s long hours take their toll on workers

Some professionals like to complain about their nine-to-five jobs. But for many in IT, that kind of regular schedule sounds almost like a dream come true. 

5 things you must know to survive a security audit

Change is the one constant in IT. But all these changes tend to add up, making security audits more difficult. Here are some steps IT can take to remain safe and compliant, courtesy of Michael Fimin, CEO of Netwrix. 

Like it or not, cyberattacks are going to cost you

Target’s data breach has a lot of folks wondering: How much would a major cyber incident cost our organization? And are there any ways we could drastically cut the costs of a fallout? Unfortunately, the answers might be: a lot, and don’t count on it. 

Setting the record straight: Showing IT’s value to the bottom line

IT’s long had a reputation as being a cost-center. The argument goes that the entire IT department is a drain on resources that could be better utilized making the company money. Of course, this isn’t accurate – but setting the record straight won’t be easy. 

Are you really getting your money’s worth with trainers?

End user training is important, no doubt. It can keep users compliant, safe and, with any luck, cut down on the number and frequency of help desk requests. Unfortunately, IT just doesn’t always have the time and resources to devote to it.