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5 things you must know to survive a security audit

Change is the one constant in IT. But all these changes tend to add up, making security audits more difficult. Here are some steps IT can take to remain safe and compliant, courtesy of Michael Fimin, CEO of Netwrix. 

Study: IT’s throwing money at security, not sure what it’s getting in return

Nearly a fifth of corporate IT budgets is going to security. And many IT decision-makers are expecting to spend even more in coming years. But according to a recent survey, they still don’t feel that’s enough to protect them from attacks.

Stolen data could cost organizations trillions

A lot goes into calculating the fallout from cyberattacks. For companies, it includes damages to their brand, alerting customers, handling legal fees – all that aside from the cost of stolen data or money. A recent study goes a step further, though, and calculates the total cost to the world economy.  

For some, the future of security is low-tech

A lot of IT pros got a good chuckle when they recently found out that at least one government department is still using 3.5″ floppy disks delivered by couriers for security’s sake. 

The top 10 tech stories of 2013

It’s been a busy year for IT pros. And next year isn’t shaping up to be much better.

Here’s your opening: Users actually try to protect themselves online

It can sometimes seem like users are oblivious to online security threats. But a new survey shows that most are aware of the danger – and take some crucial steps to trying to protect themselves. 

Does the IT department have a future?

With the rise of cloud services and open-source in business, there’s an ongoing debate in some companies: What is our IT department really for? 

Boosting security on a stagnant budget: It can be done

For some, this year brought an influx of funding for IT security projects. But what about the rest of us? 

IT managers’ 3 worst nightmares – and what to do about them

IT managers have a lot on their minds right now. Here are the top three concerns keeping most IT pros up at night, according to one recent survey. 

Mobile malware grew 600% in 3 months

Trend Micro, a provider of content security software, recently announced mobile malware targeting Android devices increased dramatically between July and September. Way more than security experts predicted, in fact.