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Consumers Are Apathetic About Mobile Security

Users of Android and iOS mobile devices face a higher rate of fraud than the average consumer, primarily because they have poor password and security habits.

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Most IT Pros Ill-Prepared to Deal With Breaches

Nearly 90 percent of IT security professionals, across numerous industries, are "concerned" or "highly concerned" about a data breach occurrence in 2015.

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Hackers Increasingly Spoof Authentic Identities

Cyber-attacks will continue to grow as hackers collect, compile and share identity information to build profiles that are increasingly indistinguishable from authentic identities, a new report says. Using cloaking technologies, such as proxies and spoofed locations, these cyber-criminals mask their identities and whereabouts. The report is the first to analyze how frequently stolen and... Read More »

Personal Use of Company Tech Disrupts Work

A clear majority of professionals working on company-provided computers also use the machines for personal pursuits, according to a recent survey from GFI Software. It's not as if internal users are unaware of policies governing such behavior. It's just that many choose to ignore some of the rules so... Read More »

Mobility Scores High Marks for Bancroft

A leading provider of special-needs education turns to a more advanced mobile device management solution to improve instruction and secure student information.

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CIOs Take a Lead Role in Risk Management

In addition to serving as top IT innovators, CIOs are taking a primary role in the reduction of tech-related risks, according to a recent survey from FT Remark and Wipro. The resulting report, titled "Building Confidence: The Business of Resilience," indicates that nearly all C-level executives feel that... Read More »

Do We Need a CDC for Cybersecurity?

A centralized cybersecurity agency could leverage the mission and approach of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to proactively respond to cyber threats in real-time.

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The Enterprise Is a Target

A new Kaspersky Lab survey finds that the enterprise is a favorite target of cybercriminals, with the average cost of a security breach now totaling $720,000 for a large company.

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The Sorry State of Cybersecurity

Globally, nearly 120,000 security incidents occur each day. However, information security budgets have shrunk for the fifth straight year—and most enterprises lack a cross-organizational team to deal with security issues.

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Nine Things You Need to Know About Insider Threats

The majority of enterprises can neither detect nor deter insider threats, according to a new survey. As a result, they are vulnerable to fraud, data breaches, and intellectual property theft. Sixty-one percent of respondents say they do not have the ability to deter an insider threat, 58 percent admit that they cannot detect an insider threat, and 75 percent say they cannot detail the human... Read More »

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