LEADERSHIP: Four Big Cyber Security Challenges (And How To Overcome Them). As cyber attacks coming from these organized rings become more complex and effective — and as data becomes an increasingly important resource for businesses — cyber security has risen to the top of executives’ concerns. Read more

SANS INSTITUTE REPORT: Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense. Over the years, many security standards and requirements frameworks have been developed in attempts to address risks to enterprise systems and the critical data in them. However, most of these efforts have essentially become exercises in reporting on compliance and have actually diverted security program resources from the constantly evolving attacks that must be addressed. Read more


SHORTAGE: Confronting The Widening Infosec Skills Gap. For individuals with the right skills, that’s probably enough to break out the champagne – a guarantee of lifetime job security at good wages. But organizations in general, both public and private, are stuck dealing with the very large cloud in front of that silver lining: Nonexistent unemployment means there are not enough people with the right skills to protect them from the multiple online threats they face daily. Read more

NASCIO: State CIOs Make A Difference Campaign. NASCIO’s launch of the State CIOs Make a Difference campaign emphasizes the innovative work and important role CIOs hold in both government operations and the lives of citizens. Read more

PASSION MATTERS: Sun Tzu’s IT Leadership Lessons. The ideal company to invest in, work for or buy from should be run by a product passionate CEO. Columnist Rob Enderle says the writings of Sun Tzu can teach us a great deal about successfully leading with passion. Read more


MAGIC TECH: Hyperlapse Smooths Out Android Phone Shaky Cams. Last August, Microsoft showed off a seemingly magic technology called hyperlapse. The promise of the prototype was to make even the shakiest videos buttery smooth. Within two weeks, Instagram put out a Hyperlapse app of its own for iOS. Read more

FOR PIRATES: No, You Can’t Have Windows 10 For Free. Free Windows 10 is not really going to be free for everyone. Computers that aren’t running a genuine, paid-for earlier version of Windows will not be eligible for the upgrade, Windows boss Terry Myerson clarified in a recent blog post. Read more

GOODBYE IE: With The Launch Of Its Edge Browser, Microsoft Ends An Antitrust Era. In a detailed blog post recently, the team developing Microsoft’s new Windows 10 web browser detailed some of the security improvements it will usher in with the launch of Microsoft Edge.
In its antitrust arguments, Microsoft insisted that Internet Explorer was “integrated” into Windows as a core feature that couldn’t be removed. Read more


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