Insider threats are pummeling IT

Two recent surveys show that the biggest threat to your systems isn’t actually hackers, it’s the insider threat caused by people in your own building – and many of them are IT pros. 

Point-of-sale security is a major concern

Of all the industries and fields that IT supports, it’s hard to imagine one that could bring down a company faster than point-of-sale. After all, it’s where customers’ financial information enters into your control. 

Watch out: Defeated malware given new life

When a group of government agencies shut down the Gameover Zeus trojan last month, they warned others could take its place. Sure enough, it looks like that is happening now, putting users at risk. 

Study: Password managers could make hackers’ jobs easier

We all know the problems with passwords: Good ones are difficult to remember and shouldn’t be repeated. But one of the best solutions around this problem often results in more problems, according to a recent report. 

Secret Service issues security warning for mobile users

The U.S. Secret Service has sent out a security notice for public computer terminals – and sharing that information with road warriors could help you keep them and your company’s info safe. 

Warning: Web browsers need to be updated in wake of flaw

A critical vulnerability in Adboe Flash was released yesterday. While some browsers will update automatically, others will need to be updated by IT to avoid attacks that could steal users log-in credentials. 

Company sues after former employees took confidential info: Who won?

Workers saved company information to a thumb drive, then quit to start a rival business. Their former employer sued. The outcome shows why safe data transfer policies are important and must be clear.

IoT update: Hackers can come in through the light bulb

For anyone who doubted the Internet of Things (IoT) poses security headaches, a recent report should be a wake-up call. 

Mobile security could come down to location

An interesting patent granted to Apple this week could lead to a whole new way of securing mobile devices – a welcome change for businesses. 

What’s blocking out the cloud? 6 pitfalls to watch out for

Anyone who has made significant moves to the cloud can tell you the same thing: When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But for every cloud success story, there are plenty of stalled, failed and underwhelming projects, too.