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To BYOD or not to BYOD – A CIO headache

The next in our series of blog posts looking at the security issues affecting CIOs in the modern era focuses on the rise of personal internet devices being used at work. In fact, there’s a good chance you’re reading this post on a personal device, perhaps on an enterprise internet connection? It’s something we’re all […]

The evolving role of the CIO in security

Chief Information Officers are always faced with the same balancing act when it comes to security. On the one hand, they must maintain sufficient control over their IT resources to protect assets and sensitive data, while on the other hand, they must ensure controls are not so stringent that employees are discouraged from embracing IT and technological innovation, or attempt to bypass them completely.

Is Facebook Secure Enough for Kids Under 13?

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is working on technology that would let children younger than 13 years old use the site under parental supervision.  This would be a dramatic change from the current setup, where you must be at least 13 years old to sign up and use the network. CNN […]

SMS is still a winner: Why Eurovision is wrong to…

On Saturday night, Informa’s Camille Mendler tweeted her frustration that UK viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest could not enter their votes by text. In questioning the decision, she referred to SMS as Europe’s ‘most ubiquitous and cheap communications method’. Research from Camille’s parent company, Informa, has today proved unequivocally that this assertion was correct. […]

M2M provides travelers with real-time updates

M2M technologies are helping making our lives more secure and more convenient, whether helping control our energy usage, providing us with access to in-car apps, or looking after our medical treatments. In fact, there are so many potential uses for exciting M2M technologies that it’s easy to feel lost in a wave of innovation. One […]

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