IT Security News

IT security news and insights to keep your data and infrastructure safe. Learn the latest strategies and best practices to protect against viruses, hackers, and disasters.

IT has conflicting views on security: 4 ways to close the gap

Some fundamental disagreements in IT could be putting your organization at risk. Because while most IT departments are fairly cohesive groups where differences in opinion are accepted and encouraged, it turns out there’s a substantial gap in how front-line and upper-level IT pros think about security. 

Physical security is information security, too

Here’s a reminder users probably need: Security doesn’t stop at preventing phishing attacks or keeping passwords closely guarded. Hackers will try a variety of offline tactics to gain access to online systems, too. 

What your users really think about data security

A new survey finds users have a low opinion of IT. Nothing new, there except this wrinkle: Their complaints aren’t about service, they just think IT isn’t doing a very good job of data security. 

Mac OS X users face fewer malware threats, but they are there

An urban legend that persists is that Macs don’t get malware. While it’s true that the rates are much lower than for other operating systems and devices, a report reveals the average Mac user is still under attack. 

Most IT pros don’t know vendor security practices

Everyone in IT knows that a vendor’s security can have serious effects on your organization – last year’s Target breach made that more than clear. But many IT pros are still in the dark about how their vendors protect data (0r don’t). 

Not all hackers are thieves: Some are destroyers

The latest chapter in the massive Sony Pictures hack is a warning to businesses everywhere: Sometimes, you’ll wish that hackers were only after your information for personal gain. 

The cost of cyberattacks just keeps climbing

Cyberattacks are going to cost companies some serious cash. The only really question is how much it will be and what steps you need to take to prepare for these devastating incidents. 

Security’s on leadership’s radar, but IT can’t get a seat at the table

It wasn’t so long ago that IT pros struggled to get the top brass to care about and invest in security. That might be changing, but organizations seem slow to bring IT in at the highest level. Here’s why it matters.

Getting more bang for your security buck: 3 keys

Security budgets are tricky to manage: Chances are you’re spending more than you’d like, and that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting all you need from it. 

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.