A growing awareness of cyber threats has many organizations adding the role of chief security officer or chief information security officer. Bob West shares his thoughts on when you need one, and what you should hold them accountable for.
The top news stories for July 22, 2014.
Rather than trying to use unique, complex passwords for every single Web service or computer system, a paper from Microsoft suggests you use simple password for sites and services that don't provide access to sensitive or valuable data.
Restaurant chains tout them as a customer convenience that you can use to order your food, pay your tab, and even buy games to keep your kids occupied at the table. But there's one more thing those tablets can be used for that you should be mindful of--they can collect data on your visit from pictures or videos of who you sat down at the table with to what you ate and drank to who paid the bill.
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Google has finally responded to a bug in Chrome for Windows that has been quietly zapping up the battery life of some laptops for years.
A design flaw in Active Directory that could potentially be used to compromise enterprise systems has been uncovered, says cybersecurity firm Aorato.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will cease to be supported by Microsoft as of July 14, 2014--less than a year from today.
A document--which appears to list a large number of cyber tools developed by the GCHQ--offers a glimpse of the digital arsenal that spies have at their disposal.
Oracle has released a major Critical Patch Update this week, consisting of over a total of 113 security patches spread over 14 different products.