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...

April 22, 2010  9:33 PM

IT exec gets muzzled on use of social media, security

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Chief Information Security Officer, CIO, Security, Social media

For my story today on how CIOs are balancing the use of social media at their companies and security concerns (with great difficulty, BTW), I discovered something that all of you probably know. The...

April 16, 2010  3:13 PM

Don’t be a horror story! Why social media policies matter to the CIO

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Compliance, risk management, Security, Web 2.0

Although social media technologies aren't generally a focus for, two stories this week highlighted some reasons why CIOs need to establish strong social media policies to monitor their...

January 22, 2010  2:58 PM

Password best practices: Why your company’s data privacy is at stake

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Data privacy, Security

When I heard about a study on password worst practices at social network app maker RockYou (which was hacked late last year), my initial thought was a very mature "I must be...

April 10, 2009  2:39 PM

The Bourne Identity: A CISO sheds light on risk management mind-set

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Chief Information Security Officer, CISO, risk management, Security

Bonk CISO Larry Whiteside on the head, and like Jason Bourne he will wake up thinking about security in 12 different languages. “For me, security and risk management is a mind-set. When I go into a restaurant with my wife and kids, I automatically see where the exits are,” says Whiteside....

December 17, 2008  5:36 PM

Disabling accounts after employee layoffs: A necessary evil

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Recession, Security

Linda Tucci's story on today on disabling accounts after employee layoffs and the security risks "orphaned" accounts can...

December 10, 2008  5:16 PM

Cybersecurity initiatives require education, shared knowledge

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Politics and IT, Security

Cybersecurity initiatives aren't about just you, the CIO, or your organization. And because of that, the solutions shouldn't come solely from you, but from shared knowledge from all sectors.The same model applies to the U.S. government's approach to cybersecurity initiatives. The Center for...

December 4, 2008  5:18 PM

Social networking sites, credit fears leading to new spam attacks

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux

Symantec has released its MessageLabs Intelligence 2008 Annual Security Report, and social networking sites and the credit crisis are providing new platforms and fears upon which new

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November 19, 2008  10:39 PM

Electronic-discovery worries may lead to BlackBerry blackout for Obama

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Politics and IT, Security

See, maybe we all shouldn't have been so down on John McCain for acknowledging that he didn't know how to send an email – apparently, it's something presidents don’t do, thanks to electronic-discovery concerns. According to, in taking his oath for office, President-elect Barack Obama is...

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