Speaking of online dupes, seniors are the most "spam-savvy" age group, the least likely to fall victim to E-mail scam artists, according to a survey released last week. The survey, conducted by Applied Research and sponsored by Symantec, queried 1,000 Internet users ages 18 and up and found 18% overall had been victims of online fraud. People 65 or older, however, were less likely to be duped--only 23% say they had clicked on a spam link, versus more than a third in the other age groups. In addition, only 13% of seniors report clicking on a link they later found to be phony or fraudulent, compared with 21% of 18- to 29-year-olds, and 19% of 30- to 64-year-olds.
Look for Best Buy to announce its new CIO this week. Marc Gordon, executive VP and CIO, abruptly left his post two weeks ago TPOO (to pursue other opportunities), according to the electronics retailer. Last week, Best Buy hired Michael Vitelli as senior VP of consumer electronics and product management. Vitelli, 48, comes from Sony, where he oversaw a supply-chain and order-management project.
Speaking of turnover, the CIO job at the FBI has changed hands five times in the past 24 months, according to a General Accounting Office report last week. Zalmai Azmi, the current CIO, is also CIO at an office in the Justice Department and is detailed to the FBI for only six months. Last week, the report was presented at a Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing, which was looking into Trilogy, the FBI's ongoing IT modernization project.
CIO of the FBI--think of the possibilities. You could track down old flames, find out where your neighbors go at night, discover the political parties your parents belonged to. Then again, maybe I don't want to know. But I do want an an industry tip--send it to [email protected] or phone 516-562-5326. If you want to talk about phishing, spam gullibility, or IT in the intelligence community, meet me at InformationWeek.com's Listening Post: informationweek.com/forum/johnsoat.