Microsoft’s confusing patch schedule throwing businesses for a loop

Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday has always had detractors who say the schedule just isn’t frequent enough to counteract security threats. And an unprecedented setback with a recent monthly patch rollout is angering even more users. 

6 strategies to talk security so users will actually listen

Getting users to follow good security practices is a real challenge. But if you understand why the message may not be getting across, you can change your approach and get real results, according to one expert. 

7 ways BYOD could get you sued

IT consumerization and personal devices brought into work create some tricky legal issues companies must take into account when they develop a BYOD policy. 

Americans and passwords still don’t get along

Chances are your users aren’t putting as much attention into security as they should be. And it may lead to real problems for IT. 

IT knows ransomware is a risk, but companies can’t stop it

Nothing’s worse than knowing a storm is coming but being unable to do anything about it. That’s how it feels to be a security pro staring down the imminent threat of ransomware right now. 

Microsoft issues Windows 7 warning … But is it just a scare tactic?

If you happened to check Microsoft’s German news page this morning, you’d be in for a big surprise: Apparently, running Windows 7 is no longer safe. 

Giant extortion ring discovered: Why you could be at risk

Not all ransom attacks are based on fooling users into opening ransomware. In a recent case, the victims seem to have made a different mistake: failing to change default settings on a service. 

The top 10 IT Manager Daily stories of 2016

From monumental security breaches to product announcements, 2016 has been a big year for technology and those who manage it. So which stories were you and your peers most interested in? 

Fallout from the Yahoo hack: 4 things it means for you

A Yahoo security breach has affected more than 1 billion accounts. This is an almost inconceivable security incident, easily surpassing the 500 million user breach Yahoo admitted to earlier this year. So chances are you or at least some of your users have been victims of the attack. Here’s what you need to know. 

2017 in tech: Experts weigh in with their predictions

No one can see the future or catch every trend before it happens. But experts from a variety of publications and organizations are doing their best to help you prepare. Here’s a roundup of what many expect.