The only 2 security metrics that matter to execs

Knowing how to talk security with the C-level or board of directors can be difficult. But according to one IT pro, the entire conversation can revolve around two simple metrics – and result in buy-in for your department. 

30% of companies would cave to ransomware pressure

  It’s hard to tell any company what to do when it’s in a no-win situation where its data is being held ransom by hackers. Even though the smartest approach might be to stay strong and not cave to the pressure, when it’s your information at stake, it’s tough to take the moral stand. 

From inbox to bank account: Tracing dastardly malware’s path

The most effective malware often relies on tried-and-true tactics executed to perfection by hackers. The latest example: Dyre Wolf, malware with a human element. Here’s how attackers have tricked companies out of more than $1 million so far. 

3 ways users are leaking sensitive data now

Users are your best security asset, but sometimes their actions can make them your worst nightmare. Here are three recent cases that highlight the importance of an attentive and security-conscious user base. 

Could your next outage be your last?

Companies are paying lip service to their disaster recovery plans, but according to a recent survey, they aren’t actually putting in the legwork to make sure outages are planned for. 

VDI: What’s in your office?

Virtualization has been around for a good while, but it hasn’t caught on everywhere yet. Here’s where companies stand with the technology – and insight into what they’re running it on. 

Yankees fans are the worst at passwords

OK, so maybe that’s a bit of an over-simplification. But in honor of March Madness, let’s look at how sports fans rank in another competitive field: security. 

Microsoft updates: Windows 10 drops soon, IE isn’t dead yet

Reports of Internet Explorer’s death may have been slightly exaggerated. Windows 10 will soon be available to brave early adopters. There’s a lot going on in Redmond. 

Some users don’t care about passwords: Would even sell them

One day we’ll have a survey that shows users are starting to see the light on password security. Unfortunately, that’s not going to be today. 

Typo leads to 90 million stolen records

How do you steal tens of millions of records? All you need is a spoofed domain name containing a typo and a user too busy to notice one of the biggest phishing attacks of all time.