3 ways to make sure the cybersecurity message gets through

IT is in a precarious position: It has the knowledge to warn executives and users on the dangers of cyberattacks. But for whatever reason, these groups seem unable – or worse, unwilling – to get the message.

CISOs still have a long way to go in gaining respect

Only the most stuck-in-their-ways companies don’t view cybersecurity as a real and alarming threat to their organizations. But a new survey shows the people in charge of that security are often not thought of as worthy of a leadership role. 

The group putting data most at risk: Executives

Every user has the potential to cause security problems. But when it comes to the worst offenders, the hands-down riskiest group in your workplace is senior managers. 

Executives’ top 5 complaints about IT

A top concern for most IT departments is getting better aligned with the needs and goals of the business. To do that, most executives say IT must do a better job in several key areas. 

5 ways your company’s executives put data at risk

Getting regular employees to obey IT’s security policies is tough enough. But things get even more difficult when dealing with executives – who, as it turns out, are making plenty of security mistakes on their own. 

What is cloud computing? A guide for business leaders

Sure, everyone in IT knows at least the basic concepts of cloud computing and what the primary risks and benefits are. But that’s not always the case with people in the rest of the organization — and they’re often the ones making decisions about the cloud. Here’s a guide tech pros can pass on to […]

Survey: IT hides negative security facts from execs

IT pros often complain that management doesn’t understand the true impact of lax security. But a recent survey shows why some of the blame may lay with IT itself. 

3 ways to get executives on board with security training

IT pros know the drill: Offering security training for end users is critical because it’s often their mistakes that lead to data breaches. But too often, companies don’t focus their security awareness efforts where it has the biggest impact: 

75% of consumers say a business will expose their personal data

IT often has a tough job convincing executives to get behind data security measures. Here are some statistics that might help show management why protecting information is important. 

Answers for execs’ top questions about cloud computing

Cloud computing is a hot topic in IT, but a lot of executives and other non-IT leaders still don’t know much about the basics of the technology. In this guest post, Christopher Allen Samson offers some easy ways to answer the most common questions.