Archive for the ‘IT policy’ Category

It’s Groundhog Day all over again for retailers, following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s warning that they could, once again, be exploited by malicious actors. Less than a year after hacks of Target and Neiman Marcus caught the attention of government investigators, and the whole country, Homeland Security is again weighing in on a hack [...]

It’s a tough time to be a BlackBerry user.  Despite having a committed fan in the Oval Office and some new features to brag about, including a digital assistant, BlackBerry has seen Android, Apple and Microsoft phones completely erode its market share. Its popularity has actually receded so far that BlackBerry is now less popular [...]

In the 1930s, when Louis A. Simon designed the famous U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, he could only have hoped that the building would be so secure, so impenetrable, that generations of Americans would come to regard “Fort Knox” as the highest compliment that could be given to a structure whose purpose is to [...]

As technology advances, the number of cyber-attacks on both public and private networks also increases. According to the Washington Post, in 2013 alone, more than 3,000 enterprises were notified of system hacks that had the potential to expose sensitive information and powerfully damage their brands. Former NSA director Keith Alexander pointed out earlier this week [...]

Let’s start building security into the Internet of Things now, before everything becomes connected — and hackable. The Internet of Things (IoT) is weaving itself into the fabric of everyday life, including smart grids, smart meters, connected cars, and devices for the home. Gartner reports there are more than 2.5 billion connected devices today, and by 2020, [...]