IT pros have to master a variety of skills. But one that you definitely didn’t sign up for is hostage negotiations. Unfortunately, it looks like that might be yet another task thrown at you.
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Many IT pros are focused in on operating systems these days. But a report from Secunia finds the biggest risk lies outside of whichever version of Windows or OS X you might be running.
Apple’s recent SSL code bug was bad. There’s no denying that. But another recently discovered error in coding could be even worse.
One way you can tell how serious a cyberattack, data breach or other IT incident was is by looking at when it’s announced to the public. If it’s timed to avoid headlines, you know it’s pretty bad. So when Apple announced a flaw in its products on a Friday evening, the general thinking was, “Yikes.”
A lot goes into calculating the fallout from cyberattacks. For companies, it includes damages to their brand, alerting customers, handling legal fees – all that aside from the cost of stolen data or money. A recent study goes a step further, though, and calculates the total cost to the world economy.
Another day, another data breach. This time, it’s the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter that fell victim to cyberattackers.
Data encryption is on a lot of IT pros’ minds these days. It’s also on a lot of their to-do lists. But when push comes to shove, far too few have taken the plunge and made it a priority.
Stealing credit card and personal information from millions of customers might seem like the kind of thing only a criminal mastermind could pull off. New information shows it was the result of one dumb security decision.
Heads up: Three insidious malware programs could wreak havoc on your systems if you or your users aren’t ready for them.
One of the oldest tricks in the book is still giving IT departments major headaches. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a big problem, and only getting bigger – in every sense of the word.