Protecting sensitive data? Most companies don’t even know where it is

Time and again we hear about the importance of protecting the most valuable data from internal and external leaks. But a new study from Ponemon and Informatica finds that most companies can’t even point to where that data resides, let alone seal it off. 

5 ways to contain information sprawl

Security vendor Symantec’s latest research found nearly half of all business information sits outside corporate firewalls. They’ve dubbed this phenomenon “information sprawl” and recommend five strategies for containing it.

3 keys for a computer usage policy that holds up in court

As an IT pro, you’re well aware of the relentless attacks aimed at your network by outside threats. But let’s not forget about potential threats on the inside.

The solution to lax password security, according to one researcher

A massive study of the passwords people choose came to a conclusion that shouldn’t surprise anyone who works in IT: Password security is not a priority for users. 

5 ways cloud computing can backfire

Many businesses have moved to the cloud to save money. But are some of them actually paying more than before?

Congress working on new data security law

Most security professionals want the federal government to pass a data security law. But will it ever happen?