While the completion of a digital transformation has emerged as a top strategic priority for many organizations, continuing dependencies on legacy technologies create barriers to such efforts, according to a recent survey from Forbes Insights and Hitachi. However, the accompanying report, "How to Win at Digital... Read More »
The average company suffers two or three security breaches a month, a new survey reveals, and yet a majority of security executives said they are confident in their ability to protect their enterprises from cyber-attacks. The report, "Building Confidence: Facing the... Read More »
U.S. CIOs and other tech executives are feeling optimistic about prospects for IT jobs and salary growth in 2017, according to a recent survey from Janco Associates. Thousands of domestic technology jobs are expected to be added every month, findings show. And nearly all levels of IT professionals—from staffers to middle... Read More »
Hacktivist attacks affect everyone. You don't have to be a high-profile oil or pharmaceutical company to suffer from one. Just combining personal and work activities while online, posting too much information to social media or otherwise attracting unwanted attention could make you a magnet for hacktivists. Defending against hacktivist attacks is not straightforward. Hacktivists are not... Read More »
The ongoing decentralization of IT management—fueled by increasingly empowered business departments that are taking ownership of some tech areas—is putting a strain on CIOs and their teams, according to a recent survey from VMware. The resulting "
Companies are challenged every day to figure out how to balance the risks versus rewards in allowing social media communications and permitting the use of personal networks to promote the business. Preapproval of social communications can mitigate risk, but that impacts the timeliness of the communications. Social networks fight continual battles to keep their own sites secure, and the... Read More »
Although most individuals know what safe passwords should be, most people tend to ignore what they know and instead use easy-to-remember passwords because their fear of forgetting is stronger than their fear of being hacked, according to a recent study on the... Read More »