Court confirms: You can be sued by gov’t for data breaches

A landmark court ruling came down this week with far-reaching implications for businesses. What it means for you: If you’re not doing enough to protect customer data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can sue for deceptive business practices. 

10 things great techs will do – and 2 they won’t

The job market for skilled IT workers is hot, and many companies are in a difficult position: They already have great techs on their staffs, but are worried about how they can keep them on board. 

Denial of Service attacks may signal something deeper

Of all the attacks against companies, the humble Denial of Service (DoS) can seem like the least advanced. The basic strategy: Overwhelm the target with traffic or requests until it’s unable to handle them anymore. 

Companies still aren’t ready for the risks of a mobile workforce

Believe it or not, it’s been almost ten years since the iPhone’s introduction. While that wasn’t the first smartphone by any means, it marked a serious change in the IT landscape: Suddenly, mobile devices were everywhere, and company data was on them. 

Know who else shares passwords? IT depatments

Users get a lot of heat for poor password management, and it’s mostly justified. But a new survey from Centrify finds that IT can be just as guilty of sharing credentials, if not more so. 

73% of IT pros think they’ll be breached next year: Here’s why

It’s not pessimism if you’re just being realistic. Nearly three-quarters of IT pros think they’ll be breached within the next 12 months, and they have good reasons for thinking so. 

Technology budgets are changing: 3 ways to make sure IT still has control

A lot has been made of so-called “shadow IT” in the last few years, but what does it actually look like to the average company? A new study shows that there’s plenty of money to go around for tech … but IT has its work cut out for it if it wants to control the spending. 

Get ready to start dishing out overtime to your techs

New rules from the Department of Labor (DOL) could have a big impact on how IT employees are paid overtime – and the bottom line. And before you think, “No one in my department gets paid overtime,” know this: They soon may have to. 

5 ways to say ‘No’ to your boss (and still keep your job)

It sometimes seems like part of IT’s job description is “Deliver the impossible on a regular basis (under budget, too). Execs know what they want – or think they do – but aren’t always concerned with the logistics behind it. 

Enterprise software is rife with vulnerabilities

Far too many organizations are making a serious mistake with their enterprise or in-house software: building it with open-source components that are flawed.