Could data breaches be less costly than we all thought?

The average cost of a data breach is almost impossibly hard to determine, but that hasn’t discouraged many from trying. And while the figures researchers come up with are usually downright scary, recent research says it could be much less than we all thought – less than half of a percent of annual revenues.

What’s holding IT back from security improvements?

Sixty-five percent of IT pros predict a serious information breach in the coming year. But certain barriers to improving security are holding them back.

Public cloud adoption: Challenges and best practices

It was once thought the only safe cloud option for businesses was a private or hybrid cloud model. But that’s no longer the case, according to a new survey. It finds that most organizations use at least some public cloud services, but that challenges abound.

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.