Somehow, BYOD is still stumping IT pros

Recent findings from Dell and Dimensional Research show that while IT has made serious headway with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plans, some basic functionality and security issues are keeping it from becoming a resource users are comfortable with. 

Hacker raises students’ tuition costs

A hacker whose ongoing attacks put Rutgers University’s cybersecurity under so much strain the school has had to increase tuition to fight back is still at it, according to reports. 

What lies ahead for 2016? Security fears, but little change

Spiceworks has surveyed IT pros on where they see themselves a year from now. Three big trends: stagnant budgets, slow hiring and a host of security worries ranging from natural disasters to clueless execs. 

Google survey finds security pros, users don’t see eye-to-eye

You’ve probably already figured this one out, but a recent survey from Google shows that your security priorities and those of your users’ often don’t line up. 

10 ways to get execs thinking about security

For far too many IT pros, the battle to show executives the value of caring about your security systems is an uphill one. The top brass sees security as a cost-center and one it can’t afford, end of discussion. 

The only 2 security metrics that matter to execs

Knowing how to talk security with the C-level or board of directors can be difficult. But according to one IT pro, the entire conversation can revolve around two simple metrics – and result in buy-in for your department. 

Video: Password advice from Edward Snowden

Security is no laughing matter – until it’s tackled by one of the preeminent comedians of the day. 

It’s just science: Users don’t pay attention to security messages

Thanks to a recent study, scientists may have confirmed what those in IT have long known: Users will most likely ignore security prompts that pop up on their screens. 

Does talking about breaches in dollars and cents really work?

The conventional wisdom has always been if you want to get people to think seriously about security, you have to put it in the context of the bottom line. But that might not be the best approach after all.

The future of IT is in a state of transition

A recent survey from EMC finds that IT’s role is changing greatly. While that’s certainly challenging, it may actually be a good thing in a lot of ways.