Privileged users put info at risk … And IT doesn’t know what to do about it

A flurry of recent surveys and studies have found that users may have too much access to data recently. But now comes one that confirms IT is aware of this situation … and seriously concerned by it.

Phishing hazards go well beyond users alone

Most of the advice surrounding phishing prevention is warning users of the dangers and encouraging them to use caution when browsing or opening emails. But one of the biggest risks for a phishing attack won’t be fixed by these commonsense approaches.

Are you storing too much data? Probably

There’s an old adage, “It’s better to have and not need than to need and not have.” While that may be true for first aid supplies, it could be bad news for companies who subscribe to this way of thinking.

IT rushed to Windows 10, but users may regret it

Free upgrades and a big public relations push have helped make Windows 10 a popular option for end users and businesses alike. But many of those surveyed recently by SpiceWorks seem to have buyer’s remorse.

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?