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10 IT security risks small biz can't afford to ignore
While small- to midsized businesses (SMB) don't have the luxury of information security teams and resources that large enterprises can afford, they still face many of the same threats. Read More

WEBCAST: Dell SecureWorks
Counterstrategies for Combatting Social Engineering
Social Engineering is proving costlier than ever, especially phishing and spear phishing. With recent breaches, the imperative to counter social engineering effectively takes on a whole new level of urgency. In this webcast, the CISO for Dell SecureWorks discusses the realities of social engineering and what your organization must do to counter it. Learn more

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The CISO's Guide to Advanced Attackers
No matter the size of your organization, advanced cyber-attacks represent a credible threat and risk to your organization. Whether a cybercriminal, disgruntled activist, competitor or nation-state actor, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) must address the risk these adversaries pose to their organization. Learn more

Silicon Valley Tech Execs Behaving Badly
Move over Donald Sterling. The exploits of these misbehaving technology executives give the now-infamous billionaire L.A. Clippers owner a run for his money when it comes to moronic acts. Read More

A major mystery behind Microsoft's 'brain-like' speech-to-speech translator
  Speech-to-speech translation technology Microsoft is prepping for Skype has an unexplained capability: the more languages it learns, the better it becomes at the languages it learned first. Read More

20 best iPhone/iPad games of 2014
Heroes, bugs, puzzlers, baseball and more fill this list of popular Apple iPhone, iPad games Read More

Microsoft debuts personalized patch dashboard for IT pros
Microsoft launched a Web-based security dashboard for IT professionals that displays a customized view of the company's past patches. Read More

How to Build a More Diverse IT Workforce
If you're looking for a way to more easily identify talent from underrepresented groups, Entelo Diversity offers a service that it claims leads to a more diverse tech team. Read More

Outage caused by single admin mortifies cloud provider Joyent
  Cloud provider Joyent suffered an outage on Tuesday after an administrator was able to simultaneously reboot all virtual servers hosted in the company's US-East-1 data center. Read More

Bill Gates, superstar: His excellent adventures with the famous, rich and powerful
Just because Gates has given up his role as Microsoft's Chairman doesn't mean he's slowing down… Read More

Chambers is giddy about IoT, and other takeaways from Cisco Live 2014
Cisco Live 2014 gave a glimpse into what has the networking giant excited for the future. Read More

Hacking Windows XP to get security patches is a really bad idea
By now, you probably know about the registry hack trick to get updates for Windows XP. I shouldn't have to tell you this, but that's a really bad idea, one you should not do, and both Microsoft and at least one security firm are saying not to do it. Read More

Apple's rumored iWatch to feature a round face
A new analyst report released this week sheds a tad more light on the design of Apple's long-rumored iWatch. Read More

Consumer profiling: Data brokers know more about you than your mom or Google
Most people don't understand how much data brokers know about them, more than Google, the government or their family knows about them. To help folks better understand how their personal information is categorized and sold, the FTC studied the following nine data brokers: Acxiom, CoreLogic, Datalogix, eBureau, ID Analytics, Intelius, PeekYou, Rapleaf and Recorded Future. Read More

Xamarin hopes to attract more developers with expanded iOS support
The latest version of Xamarin's namesake development platform has additional support for iOS and more features for sharing code across the Apple OS, Android and Windows. Read More

Exclusive video: Reinventing Ogilvy & Mather for today's connected world
Today's always-connected culture has wrought huge changes at global advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather. John Seifert, chairman of global brand community, talks about how the firm approached this, especially in the aftermath of the economy's financial meltdown. Read More



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