The potential for losing tech talent is on the rise these days. Thanks to an uptick in IT hiring and an increase in retirements among baby boomers, your A-team employee lineup may be in danger.
Stories by Cara Garretson
Cloud computing is poised to win the title of most popular, and populist, buzzword of 2009.
As young adults who grew up on e-mail and online chat enter the workforce, they bring with them a set of newer technologies designed for rapid-fire communication and workplace personalization. Much of this technology may represent better, faster ways of getting a job done, but it also introduces a new round of security threats for corporate networks; and the decision to allow them or not must be made carefully.
Believe it or not, a data breach isn't the worst thing that could happen to your organization. Reacting poorly to the incident could be, however.
Testing in-house and vendor-built software for security holes should be an enterprise priority, said a group of vulnerability research experts speaking on a panel at the Gartner IT Security Summit held in the US. But Rich Mogull, the Gartner analyst who hosted the panel, questioned how practical it would be for companies to dedicate the dollars and resources required for this testing
Following his keynote speech at the Gartner IT Security Summit in the US, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst John Pescatore answered a few questions from Vic Wheatman, managing vice president at Gartner. Here are some excerpts from the interview
Companies that want to spend less of their IT budget on security and improve its effectiveness need to "bake in" security across their operations so it becomes a part of the business process, not an afterthought
In January, Cisco announced plans to acquire IronPort Systems, maker of communications security appliances, citing synergies between Cisco's threat mitigation, communications, policy control, and management products and IronPort's messaging and Web protection products. This acquisition won't be like most of the ones Cisco makes, says Scott Weiss, the founder and CEO of IronPort, because IronPort won't be integrated into the networking giant but operated instead as a separate unit.
In a perfect world, you easily could rein in the rapidly increasing amount of power that storage systems consume just by telling users to stop stockpiling data. In the real world, you'd lose your job for suggesting that.
On Monday at 6 a.m., Dave DeWalt stood in front of McAfee's Plano, Texas, offices to greet employees with coffee, doughnuts and a handshake. "They were wondering, 'Who's the guy in the suit?'" says the former EMC vice president who became McAfee's CEO on April 2.
Argonne National Laboratory, a division of the Department of Energy (DOE) operated out of the University of Chicago, is spearheading an effort to collect information about cyber security events that is beginning to gain steam.