In the Computer Security Institute's eighth annual Computer Crime and Security Survey, 251 organizations reported nearly $202 million in losses from security problems last year--a 56% drop from 2001. Robert Richardson, editorial director for the Computer Security Institute, says the drop may show security practitioners are getting better at spotting and stopping attacks. Yankee Group analyst Eric Ogren says companies may be more realistic in calculating the actual intellec-tual-property loss from breaches. Or, Richardson suggests, stiffer legal penalties are scaring off would-be hackers: "If I were a young kid with an interest in hacking, I wouldn't be hacking into the Rand Corp. right now."
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.