What the new era of digital means for security

Most everyone agrees that new technology brings new security challenges. But a recent study finds that the timing of technology adoption has a major effect on IT’s ability to support and secure it.

Most companies will be breached: Few are prepared for what comes next

With more than six out of every ten companies breached in the past year, you’d think that planning for incident response would be standard. But that’s not the case at all.

Survey: Now’s an especially good time to be in IT

While other career paths face uncertainty, it seems like IT is on a steady path with plenty of potential for growth, according to a recent survey.

Labor law changes could hit IT budgets hard

The Department of Labor has updated its regulations for who is eligible to collect overtime, and the results could have a big impact on IT’s budgets. Bottom line: Some workers who never qualified for overtime before may start collecting it come December.

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.

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?

5 soft skills every tech must master

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. 

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.

IT pros don’t feel much stress, but will bolt if they do

There’s a lot of talk about how stressful work in IT could be. But a recent survey finds those at the top of their departments are overall pretty satisfied with their work.

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.