Data privacy

September 14, 2012  4:56 PM

Gamification proves powerful weapon against security lesson boredom

Posted by: Karen Goulart
Apple, Big Data, big data analytics, CIO, CIO weekly wrap-up, data analytics, data loss prevention, Data privacy, Facebook, innovation, iPhones, IT fun, Security, smartphones, Social media, social media and networking

Not all aspects of dealing with technology are fun. But sometimes technology itself can pep things up. This week, the Searchlight shines upon a few examples of the innovative thinking that keeps IT fresh. For example, did you know that refreshing your security policy knowledge...

July 27, 2012  7:53 PM

Olympic-size woes and the dark side of tech innovation

Posted by: Karen Goulart
Big Data, big data analytics, CIO job; CIO leadership; CIO careers, CIO leadership, CIOs, cybercrime, data analytics, Data privacy, endpoint security, Facebook, innovation, IT fun

Can you believe what a disappointment these games are turning out to be? Oh, we're not talking about the Olympics. We're referring of course to Zynga's recent woes. Yes, in life, as in the Olympics, there are winners and there are losers. In this week's roundup we catch up with a few former...

May 18, 2012  12:17 AM

Even a minor lapse in security protocol can lead to major costs

Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Compliance, data breach, data leakage, Data privacy, information security strategy, risk management

Very bad things happen when security protocols are neglected. Just ask Stephen Fletcher, the now-former CIO for the state of Utah. Fletcher was fired by Gov. Gary...

April 26, 2012  9:37 PM

Should CIOs steer users away from Google Drive cloud storage service?

Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud security concerns, Data privacy, Google, Microsoft

Another week, another potential woe for the CIO? Tuesday saw the long-awaited/speculated release of Google Drive, joining the world of such cloud storage service offerings as...

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March 23, 2012  8:14 PM

Spring is here, and innovation is in the air

Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Data privacy, endpoint security, innovation, IT innovation

Spring is here, the season of renewal. In honor of this time of all things fresh and new, this week's roundup includes a peek at innovators who inspire an innovator, the ways Best Buy's new digital prez is defining next-gen IT, and something you didn't know the world needed (and may not). Of...

February 13, 2012  10:55 PM

No honor-student bumper stickers for Steve Jobs

Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud security concerns, Compliance, Data privacy, IT and business alignment, IT spending, Oracle, Steve Jobs, women in IT

Top o’ the week to you. We're as laden with interesting Web tidbits as Adele is with Grammy awards today. Without further fanfare, here are six stories from around the Internet, the leadoff one a reminder that rising to the top doesn't always have to start with being at the head of the...

March 25, 2011  2:04 PM

Courion’s user identity management gives the Red Cross an infusion

Posted by: 4Laura
Data privacy, IT governance

Suzanne Hall is "really excited" about the pilot the American National Red Cross will launch next month, thanks to the largesse of Courion Corp., an identity management provider that's given away $100,000 to charities over the last nine years.

May 7, 2010  1:57 PM

Facebook privacy issues giving CIOs, employees some pause

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Data privacy, Security, Web 2.0

Here we go again with Facebook privacy issues: Consumer advocacy groups are assailing Facebook for a recent security flaw. One has even...

April 23, 2010  2:11 PM

Antivirus software update goes rogue, corporate email security scares

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Data privacy, Email, Security

Wednesday was a busy -- read: frustrating -- day for many organizations using McAfee Inc.'s antivirus software or Google Inc.'s Gmail. Problems with the two popular services raised concerns about the potential downsides of automatic antivirus software updates, and could...

March 19, 2010  2:49 PM

Success with cloud applications calls for a strong data-privacy policy

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing management, Data privacy

Public agency CIOs and IT executives are joining the move to cloud applications, while making sure their data privacy policy remains strong. As I've stated previously on this blog,

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