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Unisys Stealth Makes Sensitive Data Go Dark
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Can you make data invisible to intruders? Unisys Stealth system creates a community around sensitive data and encrypts communications between all users.
Data Protection Tips For Growing Businesses
Commentary  |  4/4/2014  | 
As companies outgrow their "small and midsize business" label, so do their needs for enterprise-class data storage and protection.
VMware Touts Virtualization For Datacenter Security
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Hypervisor-based security would be like Goldilocks -- "not too hot, not too cold" -- when it comes to halting malware and intruders well inside the enterprise perimeter, say VMware leaders at Interop.
The Corruption Of Agile Development
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
Target's Weak Points, Examined
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
The Target breach proved once again that in security, technology is the easy part.
Defense Department Adopts NIST Security Standards
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
DOD replaces longstanding information assurance process with NIST's holistic "built-in, not bolt-on," risk-focused security approach.
2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
Security Job #1 For Feds
Infographics  |  3/6/2014  | 
The 2014 InformationWeek Government IT Priorities Survey shows federal IT pros care about security - itís rated as very important by 69% of respondents, 30 percentage points ahead of the No. 2 priority, disaster recovery. Will the upcoming NIST cyber-security framework help manage risk?
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
5 Reasons Security Certifications Matter
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Thereís a lot of buzz around how certs arenít important. Iím calling BS, and hereís why.
3 Reasons Security Pros Are In The Driverís Seat Now
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
The coming weeks are the perfect time to ask for a raise or find the job of your dreams. Don't let a perfect storm of security problems go to waste.
Feds Get Mixed Report Card On Data Breaches
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
A Government Accountability Office study recommends that agencies improve the way they respond to data breaches; new guidelines are en route.
LinkedIn Sues After Scraping Of User Data
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
LinkedIn wants Amazon to turn over names of people it says registered fake LinkedIn accounts to extract users' data.
8 Data Visualization Methods For Security Pros
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
Use data visualization to get the most out of security analytics datasets.
Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
NSA Phone Data Practices Must Change, Panel Says
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Presidential review board report delivers 46 recommendations on surveillance practices, including legislation to end bulk data collection of US citizen phone records.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Cybercriminals Enlist Database Cloud Services
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Database-as-a-service supports a new Trojan-based attack that steals businesses' online banking credentials.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Donít Underestimate It
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
A cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure owners is voluntary but will become the de facto standard for litigators and regulators. Here's how to prepare.
DARPA Cyber Defense Challenge: $2 Million Prize
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Defense research agency's Cyber Grand Challenge aims to close the gap between vulnerability discovery and remediation.
Electronic Privacy Laws Need An Overhaul
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Laws governing electronic privacy, written before companies like Google and Facebook existed, are in desperate need of Congressional revision.
US Moving From Technology Leader To Laggard
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
R&D, science, and technology investments aren't keeping pace with other nations -- and face growing risks from cybertheft, according to government reports.
EU Tells US: End Mass Spying
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Responding to surveillance revelations, EU officials seek changes in commercial and law enforcement data sharing arrangements with the US.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
Big Data: Big Threat Or Big Lie?
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
CIOs can help shape big data's image by defining how government and business should use it.
Distributed Databases: Stop Stalling
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Your current RDBMS may well be perfectly functional. But big data and the nature of work mean it won't be for long. Then what?
Cyber Insecurity: When Contractors Are Weak Link
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Government and defense contractors play a crucial role in protecting sensitive information. But the evidence suggests they are losing the battle.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Health IT Could Reduce Demand For Physicians
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Comprehensive use of IT in 30% of physician offices would have major impact, but that is not expected to occur for 5 to 15 years, says study.
HealthCare.Gov Woes: Lack Of Testing
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Tech contractors are confident they can fix the problems over time, but pass the buck to CMS.
Hadoop In Production: 5 Steps To Success
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
So you've done your homework, launched a prototype with Hadoop and found it good. Now the real fun starts.
Walgreens Accused Of Exposing Customer Health Data
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Pharmacists' move from behind the counter exposes customer data to prying eyes and violates HIPAA, says Change to Win Retail Initiatives group.
Verizon Unveils Remote Patient Monitoring Platform
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Verizon's Converged Health Management wirelessly transmits data from patients' health monitoring devices to doctors using a HIPAA-secure cloud.
Medicare Drags Feet On Secure Patient IDs
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Medicare increases identity theft risk because it uses social security numbers as patient identifiers, says GAO report.
Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
Why Supermarkets Are Big Data Superstars
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
Software can generate raw data analysis. It cannot provide insight -- that takes people. Here's how to translate big data into strong engagement.
When NoSQL Makes Sense
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
IT leaders must know the trade-offs they face to get NoSQL’s scalability, flexibility and cost savings.
Oracle On The Ground: Customers Speak
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld attendees discuss the products they're implementing, from Fusion software to hardware appliances.
The Truth About Oracle's Virtualized 12c Database
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Oracle says 12c, introduced at OpenWorld, is "virtualized" -- but you must look closely at what that actually means.
Oracle Database Recovery Appliance Eases Backup Pain
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle backup appliance uses periodic snapshots, instead of long replication windows, to make recovery of hundreds of databases easier.
N.Y. State Preps InBloom Student Data Dashboards
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Education officials persist with plans for an education portal despite public and political objections to InBloom's cloud-based data warehouse. But will it work?
Patients Seek More Online Access To Medical Records
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
41% of those who don't have online access to records would consider switching physicians to obtain it, Accenture survey finds.
Higher Ed's Cloud Computing Forecast: Stormy
Commentary  |  9/13/2013  | 
Cloud services may not be the right fit for your institution. Here's why.
Medicine Must Get Social
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
Patients find a lot of good -- and bad -- healthcare information online. That's why doctors need to be as digitally literate as their patients.
ONC Partners Tackle Patient-Data Matching Problem
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
ONC leads public-private coalition working on a key interoperability challenge: how to match unique patients to their personal data as it moves across the healthcare system.
Why Your Software Development Process Is Broken
Commentary  |  9/11/2013  | 
It doesn't matter if you're building the next hot iPhone app or tweaking an in-house ERP system. If you don't want to be roadkill, fundamental changes need to be made.
HIPAA Changes Driving Customers To Cloud, Verizon Says
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
HIPAA update clarifies that service providers share accountability in protecting patient data, encouraging more healthcare providers to consider the cloud.
The Man Who Tortures Databases
Commentary  |  9/5/2013  | 
Have doubts about NoSQL consistency? Meet Kyle Kingsbury's Call Me Maybe project. Here's the number.
Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
There's a lot of pressure to use off-the-shelf technology such as Epic and Cerner for electronic health records. Here's why some providers still build their own software.
Should Sexual Orientation Be Included In EHRs?
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Proponents say it could close gaps in LGBT healthcare, but it raises the question of how much data is too much.
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