Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

Patrick Thibodeau covers Internet of Things, enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

As Zika looms, a question arises: Who gets to telecommute?

As Zika looms, a question arises: Who gets to telecommute?

The Zika virus outbreak in Florida -- and rising concerns it will spread north -- are worrying workers and forcing companies to adjust.

Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Many people from 'dangerous and volatile regions' work in the U.S. on H-1B visas, and Trump's plan would penalize these workers because of their birthplace.

Feds to hire 3,500 cybersecurity pros by year's end

Feds to hire 3,500 cybersecurity pros by year's end

The U.S. government is trying to improve the recruiting and retention of cybersecurity professionals.

Consider the Panama Papers breach a warning

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.

For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster

For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster

Disaster recovery as a service is a fast-growing segment of the industry, analysts say.

Defense Dept. wants your help in imagining the worst

Defense Dept. wants your help in imagining the worst

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) says it needs input from as many technical people, in as wide a range of specialties, as possible.

Stung, White House orders rapid cybersecurity fixes

Stung, White House orders rapid cybersecurity fixes

Agencies were told to scan systems and check logs for indicators of threats, patch critical vulnerabilities “without delay,” as well as tighten policies and practices for privileged users.

IRS cut its cybersecurity staff by 11% over four years

IRS cut its cybersecurity staff by 11% over four years

As headcount is falling, cybersecurity spending at the agency is increasing.

DHS cybersecurity staff won’t get paid during shutdown

If Congressional leaders carry through on their threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, life for the agency's cybersecurity professionals will be miserable

More than 1B records breached in 2014

More than 1B records breached in 2014

In IT security, worst case scenarios became commonplace in 2014, and there’s no end in sight. Headline-making data breaches will likely continue into this year, as businesses, governments and regulators play catch-up to this threat.

White House wants 10% hike in cybersecurity spending

White House wants 10% hike in cybersecurity spending

The Obama administration, in its proposed FY 2016 federal budget, wants more money for cybersecurity research, technology and investigators

States worry about ability to hire IT security pros

States worry about ability to hire IT security pros

The biggest challenges are money -- and not enough people in the pool.

Five reasons why China is attacking U.S. tech

China's blistering attacks on U.S. tech firms is more than quid pro quo over cyberspying charges. It's a signal of China's growing confidence in its own technology capabilities.

The Internet of Things could encroach on personal privacy

White House report on IoT describes electrical devices with unique signatures that can tell a lot

VA deploys millions of sensors to track, well, everything

HP picked to put in large tracking system

Data centers prepare for Sandy with cots, fuel and comfort food

Hurricane means sleeping on-site or in a nearby hotel for data center workers

SOPA Fight in 'last Rounds,' Says Senator At CES

SOPA opponents make their case at CES while backers wait in hall

IT Managers Are Aloof, Insular, Says Psychologist

If they changed their ways, IT managers could have enormous impact on their organizations

Anti-Software-Patent Petition Makes White House's Top 10

White House opens door to online petitions

How 9/11 Changed Data Centers

Data centers have always been secure, tightly controlled facilities, but 9/11 brought about changes that pushed security and physical protections to even higher levels. Data centers today, particularly those serving as colocation...

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