Monday, January 13, 2014 11:20 AM

Security Breaches: We're All Targets

To avoid security breaches like the Target debacle, CIOs must do a better job of protecting enterprise data and embrace a best-practices approach to security.

Monday, November 25, 2013 00:01 AM

No Sense of Security

Security is near the top of every CIO’s list of priorities. However, security ranks significantly lower when it comes to IT funding. Why the disconnect?

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 00:01 AM

Security Needs to Get Real

To improve your organization’s security practices, you might want to do what one CTO recently did: send a fake phishing e-mail to all of your coworkers.

Monday, September 16, 2013 07:01 AM

Spies Among Us

If the NSA has found a way to monitor encrypted data communications, what's stopping hackers and cyber-criminals from listening in and intercepting communications?

Monday, February 25, 2013 01:07 AM

It's Time to Get Serious About Cyber-Security

For CIOs and other senior executives, not paying attention to cyber-security can have dire consequences. Hacking and cyber-attacking are now endemic. 

Monday, January 28, 2013 05:45 AM

Escape From Password Hell

We need to address the password problem from a new direction, either with a two-factor authentication tool or a multiple-factor identification device.

Monday, January 21, 2013 06:01 AM

Protection Schemes Against Malware

Organized crime groups and hostile governments are developing more sophisticated malware, which requires companies to adopt a new outlook and mindset.

Friday, December 21, 2012 12:55 PM

Tragedy and Technology Touches All of Us

Weapons have become increasingly sophisticated and lethal, but little is being done to make them safer.

Thursday, December 20, 2012 13:50 PM

Big Data: Bringing Meaning to Social Minutia

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks are creating vast amounts of digital data, all of which possesses some value. The trick is to know what to look for.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 20:05 PM

Government IT: Can States Get a Handle on Securing the Cloud?

By Tony Kontzer Emboldened by the Fed's early cloud computing success, state governments really want to take advantage of cloud computing -- so long as the risks are mitigated, that is. Over the past sev....

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 15:11 PM

Federal IT Security Incidents: Is Solution in The Cloud?

By Tony Kontzer With federal agencies facing mandates to get cloud solutions in place, an important question has arisen: Will agencies be more or less secure in the cloud than they've been with on-premise....

Monday, October 31, 2011 15:10 PM

Privacy, Security and the CIO

By Tony Kontzer It seems everywhere one looks lately, the focus is on privacy. It's no wonder, considering the proliferation of devices we're increasingly relying on to remain connected to our worlds of E....

Thursday, September 01, 2011 00:09 AM

Vivek Kundra at Dreamforce: Ex-Fed CIO Touts Social Media Revolution

By Tony Kontzer Who'd have thunk it? It sure sounded like the seeds of a revolution were being planted by none other than former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra during a panel discussion Aug. 31 at Salesforce.com's ....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 17:06 PM

Putting the 'D' Back into Disaster Recovery Plans

By John Parkinson Over the past 25 years I must have reviewed over 200 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans for IT departments of all sizes and companies in all kinds of businesses. I would gue....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:04 AM

Verizon Report Finds SMBs at Greater Risk for Data Breaches

By Tony Kontzer The recent breaches at RSA, Epsilon and the Texas state comptroller's office notwithstanding, big-company IT security execs may have something to celebrate. Conversely, overtaxed IT crews ....

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