California lawmakers have mapped out what companies must disclose to customers following a data-breach incident. Enterprises must provide specifics on the type of data lost or stolen, what exactly took place and provide the information in a timely manner.
The "consumerization of IT" isn't just about the specific tools employees use to do their jobs; it's about their expectations about how tech should work, Bernard Golden writes. Tech executives are challenged to create applications that are available on more devices, can handle high amounts of traffic and are extremely easy to use and integrate with other systems, Golden writes.
Technology executives aren't cutting funding for IT projects amid the recent stock-market volatility; executives at a technology conference said they are waiting to see what the economy has in store before making any major decisions.
Companies need to put policies and procedures in place to manage USB-device usage, Michael Vizard writes. USB drives can easily be lost or stolen, putting company data at risk, and they can also provide malware with an easy back door to the company's system, Vizard writes. Security procedures and encryption tools can help limit these risks, he writes.