Tag: Risk

Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy for CIOs

Following the news last week that one of the longest-serving managers of a highly successful soccer club in the UK, well-known around the world, is set to retire at the end of the English Premier League season, tributes and tears are pouring forth. That’s right; Sir Alex Ferguson is stepping down from managing Manchester United […]

Could your password crash the market?

As recently reported, a hacked tweet from The Associated Press sparked mass market hysteria as it incorrectly reported that President Barack Obama had been injured in an explosion. This led to a brief sell-off in US markets and a blip in share prices. Social media is fast gaining traction in the business world, with investor […]

Banks Are Up to the Challenge of Combating Fraud

When it comes to online banking fraud, the numbers tell the story: $21 billion: The amount stolen due to identify fraud. $3 billion: The amount stolen by cybercriminals from US banks, businesses and municipalities using financial malware. 39 percent: The amount of all computers infected with financial malware. 150 percent: The rate at which online […]

Is virtualization a security risk? The CIO verdict

As part of our recent look at CIOs’ views on all things security, we asked the world’s IT leaders for their views on virtualization. As one of the most successful technologies of recent years, virtualization was simply too big a subject to ignore. It is commonly accepted that virtualization brings with it some element of […]

The Hacker War – It’s time to get proactive

When it comes to computer hackers going after corporate data networks, “we’re not winning,” FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry told Devlin Barrett of the Wall Street Journal last week. The comment is true, considering that 2011 brought us 535 breaches, with 30.4 million sensitive records involved.  The biggest breaches included Sony, Epsilon and NASDAQ.  […]