2 cases perfectly illustrate the problems with ransomware

Two separate pieces of ransomware news have trickled in recently. One is good news, and the other provides a big wake-up call for companies.

How IRS is trying to stop cyber thieves from stealing tax returns

Imagine you go to file your tax return only to learn someone else has already done so – and claimed your refund.  

Study: Plenty of IT pros are secret hackers

It’s not quite as serious as most insider threats, but a recent survey finds that many IT pros never lost a penchant for hacking. 

60% of companies aren’t confident in their security systems … here’s why

There’s a new study that has an alarming finding for IT pros: 60% of those surveyed said their company’s security could be breached today. But the good news? It seems that many more executives are finally getting the message that security matters. 

2016’s biggest security threats: What’s on the horizon?

Many companies that experienced a major security incident in 2015 will say good riddance to last year. But what does everyone have their eyes on going forward? 

How one stolen laptop can cost a company $850K

Never doubt the importance of securing devices both physically and with encryption. 

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.