3 ransomware developments you need to know about

All ransomware is basically the same, right? Wrong. The means by which the malicious files wind up infecting computers and the fallout can vary wildly – and if you’re not up on the latest trends, you could be the next to fall victim. 

What does the new year hold for tech?

We’re less than a month away from 2017. While you’re pondering where the months went, be sure to take a look forward and see where we go from here. 

Annual study highlights biggest cloud concerns

Opinions and attitudes about the cloud are changing constantly. And while most companies are accepting of it as a useful tool, there still are those who have fears and concerns. 

Executives are confident in disaster recovery programs, but IT isn’t

There has always been somewhat of a divide between IT and C-level executives on technology matters. One recent survey shows the latest cause for concern: Executives think their disaster recovery program will be sufficient, but IT isn’t so sure. 

You’ll have to wait for Microsoft’s zero-day patch

The latest debate about when it is or isn’t OK to release details of a security vulnerability involves a couple of familiar foes, Microsoft and Google. And while this debate rages, Windows customers will have to wait, knowing they’re vulnerable to attack. 

Shadow cloud is a growing threat: 3 keys for IT pros

Chances are your users are running some potentially dangerous programs and services right under your nose. And these could be putting your organization’s security at high risk. 

Believe it or not, tech support scams fool younger users

Tech support scams are usually thought of as a low-down way for operatives to fool older users who may not be tech savvy. But a new study finds that these scammers can have a field day with Millennials who grew up around technology, too.

How companies are failing their best security pros

Do you have any security pros on your staff? If so, there’s a good chance that they’ve been offered a job with your competitors in the past seven days.

Half of IT pros make these critical mistakes when deleting data

Wiping hard drives, laptops, servers and other hardware may not be high on your list of priorities. But a new study indicates it probably should be – and that when it comes to clearing data, many IT pros are making big mistakes.

When security and productivity clash, who wins?

Users generally want to do the right things for security. The problem is that doing things the right way may be a hindrance to their actual jobs – and when it is, security doesn’t stand a chance of winning.