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. 

The anatomy of a spearphishing campaign: 3 keys to stopping one

TrendMicro has discovered and reported on a spearphishing campaign that went after some very high-value targets. What it found could have lessons you can use for protecting your own users. 

CryptoWall: The new ransomware threat

It mimics Cryptolocker, but this malware isn’t the same as the now mostly defunct ransomware. This one, CryptoWall, is spread by ad networks on some popular sites, exposing as many as three million users a day. 

Beware of VoIP scammers: 3 keys

While companies scramble to protect their systems against hackers, one target is increasingly becoming a popular means of stealing money: the humble land line.  

Problems with passwords: Users hate them, can’t remember them

A new survey highlights several problems with passwords: They’re forgettable, inefficient and users would rather listen to “The Macarena” than put up with them. (No, seriously. They would.)

The cost of cyberattacks just keeps climbing

Cyberattacks are going to cost companies some serious cash. The only really question is how much it will be and what steps you need to take to prepare for these devastating incidents. 

What leads to unhappy IT pros? Survey has the answer

Keeping your staff happy may seem like a full-time job in and of itself. But it’s an important part of the job: When IT pros burn out, the fallout can cause serious headaches.