9 biggest information security threats through 2019

The information security threat landscape is constantly evolving. To help you navigate the terrain, each year the Information Security Forum (ISF) — a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues on behalf of its members — puts out its Threat Horizon report to provide members with a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats over a two-year period. What follows are the nine biggest threats on…

March 28, 2017
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IDG Contributor Network: Dell Wyse 3040: not your father’s thin client

Thin clients have been around for the last three decades in various forms, but many CIOs have shied away from them due to technological limitations or cost. However, over the last ten years a lot has changed on the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) front to enable thin clients to be much more powerful. Additionally, thin clients themselves have become more powerful and capable while reducing size and cost with nearly…

March 28, 2017
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Microsoft releases Win10 Creators Update—but proceed with caution

Microsoft has quietly released the full, original disk images (ISOs) for build 15063 of Windows 10 version 1703—the Creators Update, codename Redstone 2—and yesterday Windows fan Steve Truman, @KPRP42, published a list of links to Microsoft’s Techbench download servers. I recommend that you do not install these ISOs. In fact, over the course of the week I will describe how to avoid the Creators Update, at least until it’s ready for prime time. No…

March 28, 2017
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LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

For the second time in two weeks developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or infect computers with malware. Like the LastPass flaws patched last week, the new issue was discovered and reported to LastPass by Tavis Ormandy, a researcher with Google’s Project Zero team. The researcher revealed the vulnerability’s existence in a message on…

March 28, 2017
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Malware infection rate of smartphones is soaring – Android devices often the target

Smartphones are by far the most popular target of mobile malware, and the infection rate is soaring, according to new research by Nokia. During the second half of 2016, the increase in smartphone infections was 83% following on the heels of a 96% increase during the first half of the year, according to Nokia’s latest Mobile Threat Intelligence Report gathered from devices on which Nokia NetGuard Endpoint Security is deployed…

March 28, 2017
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44% off Smartphone Screen Magnifier with Foldable Stand – Deal Alert

Enlarge your smartphone’s display and watch a bigger screen at a longer distance, minimizing eye fatigue. The magnifier with integrated stand is designed to be foldable, lightweight and portable. It currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from almost 500 reviewers on Amazon (read reviews), where its list price of $26.99 is currently discounted 44% to just $14.99. See this deal now on Amazon. To read this article in full…

March 28, 2017
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7 goals every project manager should aspire to achieve

You may think the chief responsibility of a project manager is to deliver projects on time and on budget, but you’d be wrong. As a high-level strategic body, project management professionals first and foremost help drive, guide and execute company-identified value-added goals. Project management offices (PMOs) are more likely to be well received by company executives and stakeholders as an indispensable strategic partner once they recognize their true strategic value….

April 23, 2010
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