IT Security News

IT security news and insights to keep your data and infrastructure safe. Learn the latest strategies and best practices to protect against viruses, hackers, and disasters.

Is the Internet of Things inherently broken?

There is an often repeated statistic that there could be billions of connected devices by the year 2020. But unless something drastically changes how these devices are secured, that could be more bad news than good.

Outdated equipment could be putting you at risk

Most companies know they’re taking a big risk when they use equipment beyond its end of support. But for many it’s an unfortunate reality that they won’t have the money to replace it anytime soon.

How companies are failing their best security pros

Do you have any security pros on your staff? If so, there’s a good chance that they’ve been offered a job with your competitors in the past seven days.

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. 

Half of IT pros make these critical mistakes when deleting data

Wiping hard drives, laptops, servers and other hardware may not be high on your list of priorities. But a new study indicates it probably should be – and that when it comes to clearing data, many IT pros are making big mistakes.

3 things every IT security training session needs

Training users isn’t easy. Heck, even finding the time to do it is difficult. But the security awareness they bring out of a session will pay off if it leads to smarter behavior online. 

When security and productivity clash, who wins?

Users generally want to do the right things for security. The problem is that doing things the right way may be a hindrance to their actual jobs – and when it is, security doesn’t stand a chance of winning.

Cyber risks are among businesses’ top 3 concerns

It may seem like cybersecurity is often put on the back burner or forgotten about altogether by the top brass. But it turns out that concerns over cyber risks are actually top of mind for many companies.

Microsoft Edge: Browser’s new security feature worth a look

In the browser wars, Microsoft’s newest offering, Edge, is often an afterthought. But a new security feature being introduced on Windows 10 could make it worth a second look.

Could data breaches be less costly than we all thought?

The average cost of a data breach is almost impossibly hard to determine, but that hasn’t discouraged many from trying. And while the figures researchers come up with are usually downright scary, recent research says it could be much less than we all thought – less than half of a percent of annual revenues.