CIO Symmetry:

December, 2008


December 19, 2008  3:58 PM

Vendor gifts: Holiday cheer or ethical dilemma?

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Vendor Relationships

Twas the night before deadline and all through the office, we worked with our heads down, appeasing our bosses. But what to my weary eyes should appear? The USPS delivery, bringing vendor-purchased cheer! Brown, unmarked boxes of who knows what, Cookies?...

December 16, 2008  4:09 PM

IT budgets should include agility and innovation in light of recession

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, CIO Jobs, Midmarket CIO

We’re almost at the end of 2008.


It’s been a year of cutbacks, layoffs, crashes and downturns. We’ve started using the word recession and are planning 2009 budgets...

December 9, 2008  9:11 PM

Recent FBI vishing scam warning an old issue

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Hacking, Midmarket CIO, Security, VoIP

Last Friday, the FBI issued a warning about a security vulnerability that could be used by cybercriminals to make vishing telephone scams.

Vishing (combining phishing and voice)...

December 5, 2008  2:46 PM

Bank of America rolls out new secure online banking tool

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Security

Bank of America has introduced a new security feature for customers – the SafePass Card. Adding more protection to transactions, the SafePass Card is Bank of America’s next layer of secure online banking.


December 1, 2008  7:27 PM

Protect that Facebook profile: The risks of social networking sites

Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Security, Web 2.0

Facebook is keeping people linked together both personally and professionally. Knowing that, it’s important to keep an eye on the security of your accounts on social networking sites -- and the integrity of your online persona.


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