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Twitter dives as Facebook continues to thrive

Facebook continues to defy expectations with incredible growth in virtually every important area of business success, and its accomplishments stand in stark contrast to Twitter's decidedly tepid performance.

Written by Matt Kapko30 April 16 00:07

Got ransomware? These tools may help

Ransomware on your system and no backups? Ouch. Check out publicly available decryptor tools and see if they can save you

Written by Fahmida Y. Rashid29 April 16 20:00

Should hospitals pay up when it comes to ransomware?

Has the recent wave of ransomware attacks aimed at hospitals been a wakeup call for the healthcare industry? Or is this latest security plague just part of the new normal?

Written by Ken Terry28 April 16 21:11

Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

With unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) here to stay, entrepreneurs are pouncing on the opportunity to safeguard people from having these flying machines drop in unexpectedly and venture capitalists are buying in.

Written by Bob Brown21 April 16 23:53

Whaling emerges as major cybersecurity threat

Fraudsters are using legitimate executive names and email addresses to dupe unsuspecting employees to wire money or sensitive documents to their accounts. The CTO of the Boston Celtics, for one, is fighting back.

Written by Clint Boulton21 April 16 23:20

You’ve been hit with ransomware. Now what?

When their data has been stolen, and is being held hostage, companies are increasingly caving in to cybercriminal demands for payment. Short of paying up, the best defense is a good offense.

Written by Jonathan Hassell21 April 16 20:53

What is blockchain and how does it work?

Bitcoin exploded on to the world’s stage in 2012 as a currency backed by everyone and controlled by no one. But what exactly makes it work from a technology standpoint?

Written by Jonathan Hassell14 April 16 20:48

3 big tests for Facebook at F8

Facebook kicks off F8 this week with some big tasks that should dominate its efforts this year.

Written by Matt Kapko12 April 16 21:54

Are IT executives blind to cybersecurity threats?

If IT leaders and IT workers can’t agree that there’s a problem, what are the chances that they’ll actually implement the cybersecurity policy they need?

Written by Jen A. Miller11 April 16 21:00

Consider the Panama Papers breach a warning

Law firms and other professional services providers, such as financial investment advisors, are seen to be at high risk.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 April 16 20:00

Are you failing Security Basics 101?

Patching, backups, firewall configuration … when it comes to security, make sure you take care of your infrastructure before you invest in next-level tools.

Written by Mary Branscombe06 April 16 21:09

People are (still) the biggest security risks

Social engineering and ‘download this attachment’ scams are back – as if they ever left – and working better than ever, unfortunately.

Written by Jen A. Miller25 March 16 22:52

5 things you need to know about 5G

While it may still be years away, understanding how 5G will impact the enterprise now will help you plan accordingly.

Written by John Brandon21 March 16 23:41

4 reasons not to pay up in a ransomware attack

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Here are four good reasons why you shouldn't pay to get your data back -- and one reason why people do

Written by Fahmida Y. Rashid14 March 16 21:53

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