Gear up for 2015: Gartner predicts its Top 10

As we move into the fourth quarter of 2014, it’s getting to be about that time to look into the future and start planning for the next year’s priorities. Research firm Gartner is getting a bit of a jump on things by predicting what the biggest tech trends of 2015 will be. 

Firmware scan finds thousands of vulnerable devices

There’s no shortage of threats to systems that IT pros have to worry about. But researchers have found even more vulnerabilities are soon to arrive, courtesy of backdoors and vulnerable firmware. 

Point-of-sale security is a major concern

Of all the industries and fields that IT supports, it’s hard to imagine one that could bring down a company faster than point-of-sale. After all, it’s where customers’ financial information enters into your control. 

IoT update: Hackers can come in through the light bulb

For anyone who doubted the Internet of Things (IoT) poses security headaches, a recent report should be a wake-up call. 

IT’s next major headache: Securing hardware

As if IT managers didn’t have enough on their plates, it’s looking like hardware issues could be a major security vulnerability that hackers will try to exploit.