What’s holding back virtualization? Costs

A recent survey by Red Hat finds that virtualization is appealing to companies for many reasons. But one thing that’s not winning them over is the cost it takes to adopt the technology. 

IoT attack leads to massive recall, security concerns

A huge Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that brought down “half the Internet,” according to alarmist headlines, is being blamed in large part on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. And it’s leading to a big recall of vulnerable products. 

Is the Internet of Things inherently broken?

There is an often repeated statistic that there could be billions of connected devices by the year 2020. But unless something drastically changes how these devices are secured, that could be more bad news than good.

Outdated equipment could be putting you at risk

Most companies know they’re taking a big risk when they use equipment beyond its end of support. But for many it’s an unfortunate reality that they won’t have the money to replace it anytime soon.

Microsoft’s new patching policy may be an IT pro’s nightmare

As of the latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has done away with letting PC and business users decide which patches they want to download. 

Companies struggle with incident response: Is automation the solution?

Reacting quickly to incidents or alerts is critical to making sure your organization can prevent or mitigate damage from a cyberattack. But those quick reactions can be hampered by some very common problems.

First look at 2017 budgets: Some growth, mostly flat

It may seem like just yesterday we rung in the new year, but it’s already time for most IT pros to turn their eyes to 2017. What does next year have in store for budgets?

3 things every IT security training session needs

Training users isn’t easy. Heck, even finding the time to do it is difficult. But the security awareness they bring out of a session will pay off if it leads to smarter behavior online. 

Cyber risks are among businesses’ top 3 concerns

It may seem like cybersecurity is often put on the back burner or forgotten about altogether by the top brass. But it turns out that concerns over cyber risks are actually top of mind for many companies.

Microsoft Edge: Browser’s new security feature worth a look

In the browser wars, Microsoft’s newest offering, Edge, is often an afterthought. But a new security feature being introduced on Windows 10 could make it worth a second look.