Windows flaw highlights insider threat risk

A serious privilege escalation flaw has been found in all supported versions of Windows. Here’s what it could mean for businesses – and why you need to patch your systems immediately. 

The factor that leads to 42% of employees quitting their jobs

Stress at work isn’t just a minor annoyance. If it isn’t kept in check, it can lead to employees checking out according to a recent survey. 

Where BYOD policies fail: It comes down to users

Most workers today want to be able to work from their own mobile devices at least some of the time, yet security will still present a major problem. So what’s keeping BYOD programs from being effective? In short, it’s the users themselves. 

What are companies doing with their sensitive data?

All too often, we don’t actually get a look into how companies store and organize their data until there’s a high-profile breach that comes to light. A recent study looks to shed some light on how this crucial IT practice is handled. 

Planning ahead: The next 5 years in IT

One of the biggest challenges that IT faces – more-so than most other fields – is the rapidly changing and shifting focus. Every time you feel like you have a handle on the latest tech trends, something new comes down the pike.

Staffers behaving badly: Crazy sick day excuses

Sometimes it takes some examples of truly awful employees to remind us that maybe we don’t actually have it so bad. 

Security’s an afterthought when it comes to the cloud

Most IT pros say that cloud decisions are rarely handled by the security team, and that’s a serious problem. No wonder they also say that the cloud adds risk. 

Office 365 offers unlimited cloud storage

Both business and personal subscribers to Microsoft’s Office 365 are about to receive a huge expansion to their cloud storage. It’s going from one terabyte to unlimited space. 

Agency issues first-ever data breach fine: $10 million

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was not impressed with phone carriers’ data security practices. So the agency took the unprecedented step of issuing a fine for the breach: $10 million in total. 

Company victimized by hacker and its own cyberinsurance

Data breaches are scary for any business, so many companies turn to cyberinsurance for a little peace of mind. Just be sure that your insurer will actually have your back in a worst-case scenario. Here’s how an ugly case is playing out in court following a hacker attack.