Stories by Al Sacco

4 Security Tips for Apple Pay Users

Many security experts agree that Apple Pay and contactless payment systems like it are an improvement over traditional credit-card based systems. However, Apple Pay is still new and relatively untested, and it's wise to approach it strategically.

Al Sacco | 24 Oct | Read more

Wearable Tech and Fitness Tracker Privacy Policies: Who Reads 'Em? (Poll)

I've been thinking a lot lately about wearable technology and how the true value of many of today's wearables lies in data collection and the subsequent analysis and correlation of that information. The idea couldn't have been clearer at last month's Wearable Tech Expo in New York City, where Pebble's Chief Product Evangelist, Myriam Joire told attendees of her keynote address:

Al Sacco | 07 Aug | Read more

Apple iOS 8's 12 Best Business Features

Apple spent only a minute or so of its two-hour WWDC keynote discussing the enterprise features in its upcoming iOS 8 mobile OS, which is set for release this fall. The response from the crowd after the business announcements was notably tame compared to the roars that followed many of the other announcements. The fact is, iOS 8 actually packs a set of valuable new features that demonstrate Apple's strengthening relationship with the enterprise and with business users.

Al Sacco | 04 Jun | Read more

Cybersecurity Expert and CIO: Internet of Things is 'Scary as Hell'

The terms "Internet of Things" (IoT) and "connected home" are two of the trendiest buzzwords in the technology world today. And while both clearly offer very real potential, they also introduce their own share of risk, particularly if they're not approached with caution, according to Jerry Irvine, an owner and CIO of IT outsourcing services firm, Prescient Solutions.

Al Sacco | 25 Mar | Read more

In Pictures: The Best BlackBerry 10 Apps

Looking for the best BlackBerry 10 apps that will be available on launch day in the United States? Look no further. CIO.com's Al Sacco spotlights 20 of the best early BlackBerry 10 apps, including apps for social networking, image and video editing, cloud storage, audio, sports and more.

Al Sacco | 01 Mar | Read more

BoxTone Adds Automated Security to Mobile Software

BoxTone, an enterprise mobility management software provider, today announced new enhancements to its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform that are designed to help CIOs, CISOs and other IT managers meet security and compliance regulations while managing large numbers of employee- and corporate-owned mobile devices.

Al Sacco | 27 Sep | Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook security tips

Research In Motion's (RIM) much-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet hit stores this week in the United States and Canada. RIM has reportedly shipped some 50,000 PlayBooks -- a mere fraction of the hundreds of thousands of iPads Apple sold on its recent launch day, but a healthy chuck of gadgets nonetheless.

Al Sacco | 23 Apr | Read more

RIM warns of BlackBerry browser, BES vulnerabilities

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday issued two separate security advisories warning both BlackBerry smartphone users and corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) administrators of newly discovered security flaws in many versions of RIM's BlackBerry handheld software and in BES.

Al Sacco | 13 Jan | Read more

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