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Not skeptical anymore: IT has serious concerns about connected devices

Wearables and other connected devices that make up what’s known as the Internet of Things (IoT) have long been more hype than substance. But now most IT pros agree these devices could pose serious security risks.

Clinton hack went deeper than first reported

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has already acknowledged it was hit by cyberespionage earlier this year. Now comes reports that other groups with close ties were hit by the same attack – and the way it was carried out could have wide-reaching effects. 

Here’s what a data breach will cost you now

The costs of a data breach can be huge. You stand to lose customers’ respect, confidence from the board and damage to your organization’s reputation. Oh, and did we mention $4 million on average?

The 3 biggest problems with password policies

Companies’ employees do a lot that puts sensitive information at risk. One of the biggest problems: They choose weak passwords that offer little protection. And despite IT’s best efforts, organizations’ password policies haven’t done much to solve the problem. 

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.

FBI: Extortion cases are on the rise

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently put out a warning to the public: Hackers are taking advantage of data breaches in an attempt to frighten users into paying them hush money.

Even Mark Zuckerberg can be a victim of password theft

Celebrities from Jack Black to Mark Zuckerberg recently had their Twitter accounts hijacked. And while the fallout so far seems to be mostly childish pranks, the security lessons from this incident can’t be overstated.

Windows zero-day being auctioned off to the highest bidder

Even though they don’t represent the majority of cyberattacks, there’s something particularly menacing about zero-days.

Believe it or not, the MySpace hack could be bad for business

It’s probably been several years since you’ve thought about MySpace, if you ever really have. But now the almost-defunct social network is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.

The changing role of the CIO: What it means for you

Anyone who has held the title of CIO or its equivalent probably won’t be surprised to learn that it’s undergoing a huge change these days. And according to a new study, there are plenty of challenges associated with this position as well.