Why do security warnings go unheeded? Users’ brains

If you think your users are terrible at noticing security issues, you may be right. But before you go blaming them, just know this: Most warnings go unheeded not because users aren’t paying attention, but because they’re focusing on something else – doing their jobs.

The 3 biggest problems with password policies

Companies’ employees do a lot that puts sensitive information at risk. One of the biggest problems: They choose weak passwords that offer little protection. And despite IT’s best efforts, organizations’ password policies haven’t done much to solve the problem. 

How your peers boost security among users, staff

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.

3 ways users are leaking sensitive data now

Users are your best security asset, but sometimes their actions can make them your worst nightmare. Here are three recent cases that highlight the importance of an attentive and security-conscious user base. 

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. 

4 ways to deal with furious users

When your department is the one that handles technology and the problems that come with it, not every exchange is going to be pleasant and civil.  

3 lies users love to tell the help desk

Work in IT long enough and you’re bound to hear every excuse, complaint and problem in the book. That’s just part of the job. What you might not be ready for, however, is how often users will look a tech in the face and tell an outright lie. 

Users’ security mistakes are IT’s fault

Many data security breaches are blamed on user mistakes. But IT’s security strategy is often to blame for those errors. 

Top 10 ways employees put your company’s data at risk

Businesses face a lot of IT security threats, but a large percentage could be avoided with a change in users’ behavior. Here are 10 of the most common ways employees put their companies at risk: 

3 pitfalls that derail cloud computing projects

Many companies have begun cloud computing projects recently – some with more success than others. What sets successful cloud deployments apart?