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.
There are a few old rules with mobile apps: free apps are much riskier than paid, and iOS apps are more secure than Android. By a new study of the most popular apps on these platforms has some surprising results – ones that IT could find worrisome for mobile users.
You put a lot of time and effort into making sure your systems are secure and running efficiently. But a pair of surveys show that still might not be enough to stay safe in the face of a growing concern, shadow IT.
IT has never been strictly about technology. At least half the job is communicating effectively with users, higher-ups and others. But as most IT pros know, this is generally one of the areas that techs struggle with the most.
Anyone who has ever spent a long day at the office cleaning up after a security threat has probably wanted to curse out whoever made the vulnerable app. But a new study says that application isn’t always to blame – often, IT is.
You’ve heard the old saying “you can’t change what you can’t measure.” And one area that most definitely needs changing is the help desk if you ask users, IT managers and even the staffers who work in them.
The news that “password” is no longer the most common password for users might seem like good news to IT managers. Maybe it’s a sign that they’re finally beginning to take security seriously? That they’re finally devoted to protecting information?
No matter how frustrating your job is, it probably beats the alternative. But you’d be amazed how many IT pros make career-ending moves every day.
Target’s recent data breach was a security nightmare. But for some hackers, it was the perfect opening to something even more devious: phishing attacks.
One organization’s social media policy is getting a lot of backlash for what’s being called “a gross violation of the fundamental principles of academic freedom.”