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July 23, 2012  5:38 PM

Microsoft source code sexually harasses women in technology



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
SMB security, social media, social media tools, Twitter, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management, women in IT, Yahoo!

Worried that you missed the latest news? Don't be. We scour the Web and wrangle up the best and brightest from around the blogosphere. This week, we're looking at the Cybersecurity Bill, creepy WiFi spying and women in technology. From our latest CIO Matters column on

May 10, 2012  3:46 PM

The most popular mobile OS? Hint: It’s not an Apple product



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Android, Apple, BYOD, Google, Hacking, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile workforce, network security policy, Operating systems, Security, security risk, SMB security

We've scoured the Web looking for the top notes for your executive lunch break. This week, we're digging into mobile and smartphone news, including the most popular mobile device and the risks your BYOD users are facing with the latest Android malware attacks. The majority of U.S. mobile users...


May 20, 2010  9:42 PM

USB memory sticks spark concern — but still prove hard to pass up



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, Risk management, SMB security, Strategy for CIOs

"Is this safe?" seemed to be the first question out of everyone's mouth when a colleague of mine was handing out USB memory sticks at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. The tiny memory sticks did not contain malicious material -- only tips and information on


May 11, 2010  7:46 PM

Is Square the midmarket mobile payment solution?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, Mobile, SMB security

The Square credit card swiper and mobile application could help small to midsized companies seal the deal for sales made while on the go. But it's up to IT managers and CIOs to balance the ease-of-use business benefits with any security concerns.

Companies...


April 21, 2010  2:58 PM

Apple’s lost iPhone a lesson in chain of custody, data loss prevention



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
data breach, Midmarket CIO, SMB security, Strategy for CIOs

Security threats are everywhere. Not just your traditional hackers and cybercriminals -- I'm talking about the people who work for you. Those who absent-mindedly leave a laptop in an airport or misplace a flash drive are putting your company's data at risk.

This type of data loss is pretty...


April 8, 2010  7:57 PM

Is security part of your vendor risk assessment process?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
data breach, Midmarket CIO, SMB security

Security continues to be a top priority for IT organizations shelling out budget dollars and planning for the future. But do you know the right questions to ask when evaluating potential security vendors and service providers?

This week, I wrote a story for SearchCIO-Midmarket.com on the...


November 6, 2009  2:21 PM

Droid does, but will IT support it?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Android, CIO, Google, iPhone, Midmarket CIO, SMB security

Verizon's first Android phones, the Droid Eris by HTC and Motorola Droid, are being released today. The commercials highlight a string of new features not currently available on some other (iPhone!) phones ("


October 7, 2009  9:00 PM

Why cybersecurity awareness is everyone’s responsibility



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, SMB security, Strategy for CIOs

October is national Cyber Security Awareness month! The campaign, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a partnership that works with the government as well as corporate sponsors, encourages online safety and best practices to protect...


January 30, 2009  4:09 PM

Heartland ‘low and slow’ data breach not likely at SMBs?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
data breach, SMB security

Reporters hear this a lot when it comes to SMB security: The security risks facing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often identical to those at big companies, only different in scale. The spam and viruses coming through email are as much a plague on SMBs as they are on the big guys....


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