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Stopping ransomware starts with the security pros

Bromium survey of security professionals shows lapses in their own best practices.

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9 biggest information security threats through 2019

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

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Hoping for a raise in 2017? Here’s the outlook for IT pay

Your chances for getting a salary bump are pretty good, according to Computerworld's 2017 IT Salary Survey, but be aware: This year more than ever, the way forward is murky.

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CW@50: 50 years of storage

By the time Computerworld was born in 1967, IBM was well established as the kingpin for computer storage. But over the next five decades, that changed dramatically as new companies rose and fell, storage capacities soared and costs...

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What is Pi Day?

Every year on March 14, math geeks and others celebrate Pi Day. Here are the basics of the beginnings of the celebration and other interesting facts around this new holiday.

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Fraud rises as cybercriminals flock to online lenders

The latest quarterly ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report shows 1 million cyberattacks targeted online lending transactions throughout 2016, causing estimated losses of more than $10 billion.

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The high price of security shaming [Infographic]

Two-thirds of IT security professionals said they would pay an average of $124,000 to avoid public scandals associated with security breaches.

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Secrets of successful CISOs [Infographic]

Who the CISO reports to matters more than you might think, but it isn’t the only secret to success.

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The problem with threat intelligence [Infographic]

78% of security pros say threat intelligence is essential to their organization’s security, but just 27% say their organizations effectively use threat data. Why the disconnect?

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U.S. companies spending millions to satisfy Europe's GDPR

PwC says CIOs are allocating millions of dollars from their budgets to accommodate the Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which will require U.S. companies to meet stringent data privacy rules in 2018.

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Top data breach trends in 2016 — Phishing, skimming rise; hacking holds ground

In a year marked by massive data breaches, trends report finds skimming and phishing made waves in 2016.

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Study: 62% of security pros don’t know where their sensitive data is

Forrester report finds organizations struggle with understanding and controlling sensitive data.

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Security tops app services priority list

Organizations are increasingly deploying application services to keep their applications humming, and for the first time, they are prioritizing security services over availability services.

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