Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

Clint Boulton is a senior writer for CIO.com.

Humans are (still) the weakest cybersecurity link

IT leaders share how they quell cybersecurity attacks

IT leaders share how they quell cybersecurity attacks

Three IT executives discuss their greatest cybersecurity fears and some of their favorite tools they use to quell them.

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

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.

CIOs will thwart cybersecurity threats with behavioral analytics in 2017

CIOs will thwart cybersecurity threats with behavioral analytics in 2017

Software that detects and alerts companies to anomalous behavior are on CIOs' purchase lists for the New Year, when spending on cybersecurity tools is expected to increase.

Aon beefs up its cyber insurance portfolio with acquisition

Aon beefs up its cyber insurance portfolio with acquisition

The risk management firm has acquired Stroz Friedberg, which AON says will help it better meet clients’ requirements for managing their responses to cyberattacks.

Why cybersecurity spending will drive business digitization

Why cybersecurity spending will drive business digitization

As companies shift to digital technologies, they are investing more money in tools to protect their corporate networks and inviting CISOs to help plan and implement enterprise architecture.

Banks find big innovation payoff in hackathons

Banks find big innovation payoff in hackathons

U.S. Bank is the latest in a long line of banks to cultivate innovation through intense coding jams, but some analysts question whether such events yield tangible value.

Why a security team embraces shadow IT

Why a security team embraces shadow IT

A group within Western Union information security team relies on cloud software, including content management, social collaboration and single sign-on tools to let employees to get their work done while protecting corporate data.

Hacked companies still prioritize innovation over cybersecurity

Hacked companies still prioritize innovation over cybersecurity

KPMG found that while 80 percent of organizations acknowledged being hacked, only half have invested in cybersecurity technologies in the past year. The research firm has a theory as to why.

Omni Hotels' new CIO shores up cybersecurity amid data breach

Omni Hotels' new CIO shores up cybersecurity amid data breach

Following the infiltration of the hotel chain’s network with payment card-stealing malware, Omni is looking to use analytics software to detect and quarantine attacks.

Confusion over cyber insurance leads to coverage gaps

Confusion over cyber insurance leads to coverage gaps

Cyber insurance may be a booming business thanks to the high-profile breaches, but the market for such policies is a complicated, say experts from SANS Institute, Advisen and PivotPoint.

Debate continues over where CISOs sit in the C-suite

Debate continues over where CISOs sit in the C-suite

It’s been customary for CISOs to report to CIOs, but a recent MIT panel raised questions about the viability of this C-suite model.

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