Tag: United States

Training IT for Cybersecurity Emergencies

By Patrick Gray IT leaders are great at testing. After all, they test systems and policies all the time. However, real-world emergency scenarios and the human element of cybersecurity are too often overlooked. Recognize the gravity of emergency situations, and train your department accordingly.

Average Cost of a Data Breach Now $4 Million

IBM Security has announced the results of a global study analyzing the financial impact of data breaches on a company’s bottom line. Sponsored by IBM and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the study found that the average cost of a data breach for companies surveyed has grown to $4 million—a 29% increase since 2013.

Texas Verdict Is Worrisome for IT Pros

By Andy Greenberg A recent Texas conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is being viewed as a worrisome precedent by some in the IT field. The CFAA is usually applied in computer hacking cases, but this time the defendant was no hacker—he was a systems administrator who deleted a bunch of files […]

Tech Training Not Keeping Up with Business Needs

If your IT department consistently struggles to find technology workers with the skills needed to succeed in your organization, you are not alone. IT is a fast-moving and constantly evolving field, and it can be difficult for new hires to keep pace, as business needs can change even over the course of training.

10 Quickly Emerging Tech Cities

By Sharon Florentine Are you at a point in your IT career where you’re looking to (literally) make a move? Opportunities for tech pros have expanded far beyond traditional locales, and ten cities in particular are establishing themselves as emerging tech hubs in the United States.

Workers Embrace Virtual Teams

Nine-thousand “knowledge workers,” whose job is to “think for a living,” were surveyed about their current and future attitudes and expectations in their working lives. The respondents also have access to technology as part of their day-to-day jobs and indicated that when it comes to work teams, virtual is the new reality—and they endorse this […]

Fast + Flexible = Competitive

By Patrick Gray Organizations used to be able to find a competitive advantage in being large and complex. In today’s digital world, however, this is no longer the case, and in fact, it may be a hindrance. IT leaders must depend on flexibility and speed—two qualities that can take down even giant competitors.

Phishing, Ransom, and Data Breach Laws

By Holly Jones, JD IT professionals deal with data security on a daily basis. From impersonating IRS officers to holding data for ransom, new threats are constantly emerging. As if that weren’t enough to worry about, data breach laws are expanding as well, meaning IT faces further scrutiny.