Category: Information Technology Tips

Potential for undetected breaches is CFOs’ biggest cybersecurity concern

Ever wonder what your company’s CFO is most worried about when it comes to cybersecurity? We may have your answer. Dig deep down through Grant Thornton LLP’s bi-annual survey of CFOs and other senior financial executives for a pretty good … Continue reading

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Converge conference in Detroit: Before finding data breach solution, be sure your business is ready to receive it

More from the Converge information security conference in Detroit, this time recapping Enterprise Security Back to Basics presented by Joel Cardella, the director of information security, IT security, governance, risk and compliance at Holcim US. (Also see a recap of … Continue reading

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Want a good job? Study computer or information science

Momma, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. Don’t let ‘em pick guitars and drive them old trucks. Make ‘em be software engineers and network systems analysts and such. With apologies to Waylon Jennings, it’s true that a … Continue reading

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Converge conference in Detroit: InfoSec organizations must learn, modify and adapt like organisms

Today is Day 2 of the Converge information security conference at Detroit’s Cobo Center, and it promises to be full of significant insights into IT security within organizations. Here’s a recap of one of Thursday’s sessions, The Challenge of Natural … Continue reading

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IT-as-a-Service: Need for speed and drive to align is changing operating model

Note: This is the third of three blog entries from Online Tech Director of Infrastructure Nick Lumsden reflecting on his key takeaways from EMC World 2014: 1. Speed of Change, 2. Shift in Ownership of IT Dollars, 3. Transition to … Continue reading

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Experts: Be fast and forthcoming with details of a data breach

After the recent rash of high-profile data breaches, the Internet is ripe with tips for handling a breach at your organization. The standard experts’ message: Notify consumers immediately and don’t downplay the impact. The Dallas Morning News has a keen … Continue reading

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Friend or foe? Cybersecurity risks for shared data and a few precautions

Mom always said to choose your friends wisely. Maybe she was trying to protect you from a data breach. AT&T learned that lesson the hard way. From a statement released by the company : “We recently learned that three employees … Continue reading

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Shift in ownership of IT dollars: Competition makes everyone better

Note: This is the second of three blog entries from Online Tech Director of Infrastructure Nick Lumsden reflecting on his key takeaways from EMC World 2014: 1. Speed of Change, 2. Shift in Ownership of IT Dollars, 3. Transition to … Continue reading

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Another U.S. retailer discovers the real cost of card holder data theft: customer loyalty

As another large U.S. retailer – this time restaurant chain P.F. Changs – suffers the impact of a data breach, results of a survey released Thursday show that consumers are firmly holding retailers responsible at a rate nearly that of … Continue reading

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What took so long? How data breaches can go months without being detected

After the recent eBay data breach in which more than 145 million user records were reportedly compromised by hackers, the internet is once again full of stories about consumers demanding better protection, analysts blaming organizations for not following basic cybersecurity … Continue reading

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