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Verizon Wireless Settles FCC 'Supercookie' Complaint
News  |  3/9/2016  | 
For failing to inform customers about its ad tracking identifier, the telecom company must pay a $1.35 million fine, a tiny fraction of its annual revenue.
MapR Pursues Simplicity With Container, Security Upgrades
News  |  3/8/2016  | 
Hadoop distributor MapR is updating its Converged Data Platform with new support for Docker containers that makes it easier for organizations to work with data and containers. The company has also enhanced security features.
IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
News  |  3/8/2016  | 
IBM called reports that it is laying off a third of its workforce "outlandish and untrue." That's not stopping Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from publicly inviting IBM employees to apply for open posts at his firm.
How Stryker's First-Ever CISO Reined In Cloud Chaos
Commentary  |  3/7/2016  | 
From her post as deputy CIO of The White House to being named the first-ever CISO at Stryker, a medical device manufacturer, Alissa Johnson is no stranger to challenges. Here's a look at how she reined in an environment loaded with cloud applications and shadow IT.
Healthcare.gov: Hard-Earned Lessons For CIOs
News  |  3/2/2016  | 
It's been just over two years since the controversial and troubled launch of Healthcare.gov, a marquee project for a new age of digital government, implementing a politically controversial policy of affordable healthcare insurance for everyone. As of today more than 6 million people have been enrolled through this system. InformationWeek caught up with Healthcare.gov's technology lead to talk about lessons learned.
Apple Wins NY iPhone Ruling, Makes Case At Congressional Hearing
News  |  3/2/2016  | 
In the wake of a favorable legal decision in a New York case to access an iPhone in a drug case, Apple argued before a Congressional committee that legislative intervention is needed.
HPE Fortifies Security For Mobile And Enterprise
News  |  3/1/2016  | 
HPE Security is looking to improve the security of mobile devices and the enterprise overall with two new security offerings announced in conjunction with the RSA Conference. HPE also released its Cyber Risk Report 2016.
Google Launches Gmail Security Enhancements For Business Users
News  |  3/1/2016  | 
Google's data loss prevention system for Gmail can now recognize text in images to block sensitive information from passing through corporate communication channels.
Apple Should Have Same Confidentiality Rights As Attorneys, Priests
Commentary  |  2/27/2016  | 
Technology companies know more about us than our loved ones, attorneys, or priests. To balance the availability of that information in matters of public safety, businesses should have a limited exemption from being required to provide such information.
Apple Claims FBI iPhone Cracking Demands Are Unconstitutional
News  |  2/26/2016  | 
Apple argues in a court filing that the government is asking for "boundless" power in its bid to get the company to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Google Wants Less Reliable Hard Disks
News  |  2/25/2016  | 
With less reliable hard disks tuned for collective operation, Google believes cloud data can be kept more affordably and securely.
Security Concerns Continue Amid Cloud Adoption
News  |  2/24/2016  | 
While most top IT executives at companies of all sizes continue to express concern about the security of data in the cloud, that hasn't slowed their move to embrace this new infrastructure as a home for corporate data. A new survey and report reveal their top security nightmares and provides some recommendations about how to protect data in the cloud.
Apple: FBI Wants Access To Many Different iPhones
News  |  2/24/2016  | 
Despite the FBI's insistence that it's focused on the San Bernardino terrorism case, authorities want access to more than one iPhone.
Tim Cook Vs. FBI: Why Apple Is Fighting The Good Fight
Commentary  |  2/21/2016  | 
A court has told Apple to compromise an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But Apple should not be required to enlist in the war on bad things.
Apple Fights FBI Over Disabling Security In San Bernadino Case
News  |  2/18/2016  | 
The FBI wants Apple to help it crack the passcode of an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But CEO Tim Cook says this demand would "undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect."
Rise And Fall Of The Chief Data Officer
Commentary  |  2/16/2016  | 
The C suite is expanding with more roles dedicated to data and analytics. The Chief Data Officer, or CDO, is one of these roles seen more often in some industries than others. The position may evolve with time. We explain some of the dynamics that cause CDOs to succeed and fail.
Google Gives Away 2GB Of Storage To Promote Security
News  |  2/11/2016  | 
Google does its part for Safer Internet Day with its giveaway. Also, Gmail users will start seeing warnings when message senders can't be authenticated and when they don't support transport encryption.
BIOS Hack Detection Added To Dell Enterprise Security Suite
News  |  2/9/2016  | 
With millions of machines potentially vulnerable to attacks on their BIOS firmware, Dell has introduced a verification tool designed for enterprise IT to monitor users' machines and intervene if an attack is detected. The cloud-based tool takes a different approach than other BIOS offerings on the market.
Fitbit, Other Fitness Trackers Leak Personal Data: Study
Commentary  |  2/3/2016  | 
Odds are pretty high that your wearable is spilling personal data all over the place, says a new study. But the Apple Watch may be the exception.
NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
News  |  1/23/2016  | 
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
Worst Passwords Of 2015 Reveal Our Stupidity
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
This year's list is an indication that the sooner we get rid of password-based authentication, the better.
10 Healthcare Wearables, Devices Dominating CES
Slideshows  |  1/7/2016  | 
This year's wearables go beyond basic step counting to measure core health data such as blood pressure, vision quality, and body temperature. At CES 2016, InformationWeek got up close and personal with the latest wave of health-centric devices.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015  | 
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015  | 
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
Microsoft Promises Secure Data Center Services In Germany
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
Through a partnership with a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft will bring secure data centers online in two German cities, while circumventing US laws on data collection.
ORWL Aspires To Be A Secure PC
News  |  11/10/2015  | 
The small, tamper-resistant device is the focus of a Kickstarter campaign. Olivier Boireau, CEO of Design SHIFT, makers of the ORWL, said he believes the device will appeal to companies interested in privacy and data security.
Tech Companies Get Poor Marks For Data Privacy
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
An advocacy organization finds gaps in corporate support for freedom of expression and data protection.
14 Creepy Ways To Use Big Data
Slideshows  |  10/30/2015  | 
The amount of data being collected about people, companies, and governments is unprecedented. What can be done with that data is downright frightening. From bedrooms to boardrooms, from Wall Street to Main Street, the ground is shifting in ways that only the most cyber-savvy can anticipate. We reveal the creepy ways to use data now and in the near future.
Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.
Apigee, Ex-CTO Of US Aim To Make EHR Data Access Easier
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
With backing from former US CTO Aneesh Chopra, Apigee is trying to make healthcare access easier. The API developer is rolling out a new platform that helps bridge some of the interoperability gaps when it comes to electronic healthcare records.
Fairview Health Services CIO: Give Patients Their Data
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Frustrated with a fragmented system that doesn't give caregivers or patients access to full patient data, the CIO of Fairview Health Services has the beginnings of a plan.
Safe Harbor Fails, European Court Rules
News  |  10/6/2015  | 
The European Court of Justice has invalidated the Safe Harbor Framework as a way to comply with EU data laws.
Insider Threats, Data Privacy Are Overlooked By Businesses
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
Data security and data breaches are all over the news. However, not all companies are paying as close attention to insider threats and data privacy as they should. A new survey looks at the risks.
ICD-10: The Big Healthcare IT Change You Didn't Expect
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
Updated medical classifications for billing purposes could cause problems for insurers, and may end up jacking up healthcare costs.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015  | 
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015  | 
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Smartwatches, Activity Trackers Driving Wearables Beyond Healthcare
Commentary  |  9/17/2015  | 
A new survey of large enterprises finds a good deal of interest in wearables, especially smartwatches, that is driving the market to look beyond novel healthcare and fitness uses.
Apple Watch, Android Devices Driving Wearables Market
News  |  9/14/2015  | 
The Apple Watch and Android-based wearable devices are expected to lead the market during the next four years, according to IDC latest report.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
Keyless Security Not So Secure
News  |  8/14/2015  | 
A suppressed security paper shines a light on the shortcomings of the cryptography used to protect keyless vehicle access systems.
Google Glass Eyes Enterprise, Healthcare Firms
News  |  8/1/2015  | 
Although the first edition of Google Glass didn't take off, the company is retooling the device for specialty industries such as healthcare and energy.
IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
News  |  7/23/2015  | 
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
14 Security Fails That Cost Executives Their Jobs
Slideshows  |  7/14/2015  | 
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, is the latest casualty of a data breach, but she's certainly not the only one. There's no job security when your job is security.
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