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  • Sony breach is a new breed of attack that needs new responses

    The big lessons from the Sony breach are that businesses need better planning and to shift security investment away from trying to protect the network from attacks and toward quickly detecting and dealing with breaches, Gartner says.

    Written by Tim Greene25 Feb. 15 05:43
  • New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

    <em>The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a three year old organization with a bold mission to "bring together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats" and drive cybersecurity R&amp;D in the New England region. Network World editor in Chief John Dix attended their most recent meeting in Boston and later tracked down ACSC Executive Director Charlie Benway and ACSC Board Chair William Guenther (CEO and Founder of Mass Insight) for a deep dive on the organization's goals.</em>

    Written by John Dix17 Dec. 14 06:44
  • More education needed to realize the Internet of Everything

    The <a href="">Internet of Everything</a> (IoE) is essentially about connections, bringing people, processes, data and things together in unprecedented ways. IoE delivers the right information to the right person (or machine) at the right time, and converts data into intelligence to make better decisions.

    Written by By Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, Cisco11 Dec. 14 07:28
  • Box unveils a new partner program to boost customer trust

    A lot of businesses trust cloud sync-and-store provider Box, but they trust a lot of other solutions, too, for things like identity, data loss protection and digital rights management.

    Written by Matt Weinberger10 Dec. 14 01:36
  • Getting in customers' faces

    Retailers love thinking about how they can use IT analytics of social media to get close to their customers. But when a retailer breaks through the invisible social media wall and reacts to an online post with a very personal in-store interaction, it may not reap the desired increased-sales outcome.

    Written by Evan Schuman10 Dec. 14 01:35
  • Microsoft study finds everybody wants DevOps but culture is a challenge

    Everybody wants to join the DevOps movement. Everybody wants their developers and their operations people to work more closely together and take advantage of greater internal IT harmony with the result of higher agility and a faster time to market.

    Written by Matt Weinberger26 Nov. 14 07:47
  • CMOs Must Capitalize on Digital Moments of Engagement

    Imagine that a CMO at a hospital delivers an emotionally powerful television commercial touting wellness. Because many consumers watch television with a tablet in hand, the CMO also runs a Twitter campaign as the commercial airs. The commercial sparks a Twitter conversion.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige18 Nov. 14 03:28
  • IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

    Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 Nov. 14 08:25
  • Experts: Don't use Apple Pay, CurrentC until crooks get a shot at them

    While major retailers hem and haw about whether to use Apple Pay vs CurrentC, security experts say those concerned about their safeguarding their credit data might be wise to hold off using either of the payment systems until they've really been vetted for vulnerabilities.

    Written by Tim Greene06 Nov. 14 08:51
  • CIOs Should Focus on Their Workplace Legacies

    Business coach and psychologist Andrew Thorn wants leaders -- both people in positions of authority and those who influence in their everyday roles -- to think beyond business results to focus on the legacy they create. Thorn lays out his ideas in his new book, Leading With Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt30 Oct. 14 00:23
  • Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M

    Apple recently awarded eight executives stock grants that were worth almost $13 million each at Thursday's closing price, with as much as another $14 million up for grabs.

    Written by Gregg Keizer25 Oct. 14 01:41
  • IBM's chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

    IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications. It has the potential of being complicated because of IBM's role as a defense supplier.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau23 Oct. 14 07:29
  • Is the darn thing on?

    I was having dinner recently at the home of a friend, a doctor with extremely impressive diagnostic skills. Since I spent many years in the high-tech business, as an engineer and as a manager, he said to me, "Steve, my computer backups aren't running. Would you mind taking a quick look?"

    Written by By Stephen Balzac21 Oct. 14 00:35