Improving security is a cooperative effort between users, IT staff and the top brass. And not every organization arrives at this goal the same way.
Businesses are leaving a lot of information open to cyber attackers. And that’s leading to IT security incidents with some serious financial consequences.
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.
Training users isn’t easy. Heck, even finding the time to do it is difficult. But the security awareness they bring out of a session will pay off if it leads to smarter behavior online.
Users can be your greatest asset or your biggest vulnerability when it comes to protecting data. Surprisingly, many IT pros are more than OK with letting their users slide to the liability end of the scale.
End user training is important, no doubt. It can keep users compliant, safe and, with any luck, cut down on the number and frequency of help desk requests. Unfortunately, IT just doesn’t always have the time and resources to devote to it.
For some, this year brought an influx of funding for IT security projects. But what about the rest of us?
Many companies are hiring IT pros now– but they’re having trouble finding people with the skills they need.
Sure, everyone in IT knows at least the basic concepts of cloud computing and what the primary risks and benefits are. But that’s not always the case with people in the rest of the organization — and they’re often the ones making decisions about the cloud. Here’s a guide tech pros can pass on to […]
Although cloud computing is becoming a critical IT and business strategy, many business decision makers are still clueless when it comes to the cloud. As IT Director Richard Thompson writes in this guest post, IT professionals need to do a better job explaining cloud computing to other parts of the business.