You’ll have to wait for Microsoft’s zero-day patch

The latest debate about when it is or isn’t OK to release details of a security vulnerability involves a couple of familiar foes, Microsoft and Google. And while this debate rages, Windows customers will have to wait, knowing they’re vulnerable to attack. 

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. 

3 personalities your help desk needs

There are plenty of nightmare stories out there about awful IT techs – the kind that can give your department a bad reputation or just turn users off of IT in general. But here are three types of employees you should be on the lookout for when hiring or as great assets your company already has that […]

iOS update thwarts huge threat to mobile security

Apple has issued a fix that you need to install right away if you’re an iPhone user.

Wikileaks file dump contains malware: Report

Whether you side with Wikileaks or not in its mission to spill secrets, here’s some advice most people can get behind: If you’re going to release documents for public consumption, maybe check them for viruses first.

5-year-old malware discovered: Why it took so long

Many surveys ask IT pros whether they’ve been breached in the past month, year, etc. But that question overlooks a common problem: Many companies that are breached don’t know it yet – and some conceivably never will. Case in point: Researchers recently uncovered a malware strain that’s been active since at least 2011. This highly […]

3 infographics that perfectly sum up why women are needed in IT leadership

There has long been a gender gap in IT-related fields. But just where does this shortage of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field come from? And what can be done to reverse the trend?

IT rushed to Windows 10, but users may regret it

Free upgrades and a big public relations push have helped make Windows 10 a popular option for end users and businesses alike. But many of those surveyed recently by SpiceWorks seem to have buyer’s remorse.

Another tech CEO falls victim to the MySpace breach

First, it was Mark Zuckerberg. Now another tech giant has become a living example of why too many password practices are broken.

Everything you need to talk to the board about security: Experts weigh in

Nothing substantial gets done at companies without buy-in from the very top. But knowing how to get support from the decision-makers isn’t easy, and speaking their language can be even tougher. Fortunately, there’s help.