Study: Companies are years behind on security

Recent research by NTT Communications has an alarming takeaway: While companies may like to think they’re up-to-date on security, many are years behind in detecting and protecting against vulnerabilities. 

Heartbleed fallout: Hackers nab 4.5 million records

Cyberattacks are getting more advanced than ever. Look no further than a recent case where hackers were able to nab 4.5 million health records from hospital patients after acting quickly to exploit the Heartbleed bug.

3 ways to make sure the cybersecurity message gets through

IT is in a precarious position: It has the knowledge to warn executives and users on the dangers of cyberattacks. But for whatever reason, these groups seem unable – or worse, unwilling – to get the message.

Sharing, not caring: Users pass around credentials

One of the most basic security mistakes out there is sharing account credentials and passwords. A new study finds many users are guilty of it – and plenty don’t even realize it’s a security risk.

Mobile and the cloud: Where does IT stand today?

IT sometimes gets so lost in the down-and-dirty details of day-to-day operations that it can lose sight of what the competition is up to and where your colleagues stand. With that in mind, Spiceworks put out its annual all-things-IT report. Huge this year: the cloud and mobile, as always.

Driving IT changes from the top: 5 keys

Most companies now realize that IT can’t be seen as separate from top-level management. But there’s a real challenge when it comes to integrating IT into a leadership role.

Users, IT clash on BYOD policies: 4 keys to fix it

There’s always been tension between users and IT when it comes to BYOD security. A new survey by Webroot shows where these two groups disagree and where they could find some common ground.

Company sues after former employees took confidential info: Who won?

Workers saved company information to a thumb drive, then quit to start a rival business. Their former employer sued. The outcome shows why safe data transfer policies are important and must be clear.

What’s blocking out the cloud? 6 pitfalls to watch out for

Anyone who has made significant moves to the cloud can tell you the same thing: When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But for every cloud success story, there are plenty of stalled, failed and underwhelming projects, too.

Cyberattack puts provider out of business: 3 lessons learned

The news came recently that hackers had successfully taken down an entire company with a well-crafted cyberattack. And while the prospect of losing your business to hackers is frightening enough for IT pros, that’s only one of the many serious consequences this incident has for IT.