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  • Is the open floor plan trend a data security headache?

    By Larry Ponemon | 26 August, 2014 03:30

    Today, more and more businesses are foregoing the traditional design setup of cubicles and closed-off offices for an open floor plan. Companies like Facebook and Google market their open-office floor plans to potential employees, touting that the design allows workers to work closely together and fosters a culture of collaboration.

  • User needs at heart of CLP Work Smart strategy

    By Lachlan Colquhoun and Chee-Sing Chan | 14 August, 2014 09:11

    Consumers today are joined at the hip to their next generation mobile devices, but when the same consumers use mobile technology at work this can create challenges for the enterprise.

  • Why your online identity can never really be erased

    By Taylor Armerding | 05 August, 2014 05:37

    One seemingly unshakeable truth about the online world since it began is this: The Internet never forgets. Once you post anything online, it is recoverable forever -- the claims of former IRS official Lois Lerner about "lost" emails notwithstanding. Even promises of photos disappearing after a few seconds have been shown to be bogus.

  • Information security as a business enabler

    By Sheila Lam | 15 July, 2014 08:55

    Information security technology is no longer a tool to protect business, but it has become part of the business strategy. Customer data privacy policy and two-factor authentication online banking services are just some of the security strategies to protect customers and enable businesses of today.

  • Wearables: Are we handing more tools to Big Brother?

    By Taylor Armerding | 15 July, 2014 05:35

    Most of us would love a break on our health insurance. We would generally appreciate the convenience of seeing ads for things we're actually interested in buying, instead of irrelevant "clutter." A lot of us would like someone, or something, else keeping track of how effective our workouts are.

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  • Cloud-Based Security Threats Present Challenges and Opportunities for MSPs

    Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way businesses and consumers use computers and technology and the way Information Technology (IT) professionals manage those resources. While the cloud has delivered a multitude of benefits to technical and non-technical people alike, there have also been significant downsides to reliance on cloud technology, including unplanned outages and even outright cyberattacks and data theft.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.