Tell your end users to hold on tight to their Apple devices, particularly if they're in New York. Theft of iPhones and iPads in the Big Apple has become so widespread that the New York Police Department dedicated a team of officers to help recover them, report Jamie Schram and Chuck Bennett at The New York Post.
A great deal of energy in the last couple years has gone into defending cloud computing and the consumerization of IT against the obvious security problems they introduce. Cutting through the buzz, Dino Londis explains how and why security standards have declined amid these new technologies.
A couple months ago, a friend of mine was using her iPad while riding the Metro to work when a teenager tried to tear it out of her hands at a station stop. The effrontery of the attack--during rush hour, with a lot of people around to witness it--was particularly disconcerting, but evidently this kind of "Apple picking" is becoming commonplace in broad daylight, in heavily populated places around the country.
Oh how nice it must be to enter the workforce today, when guys like Dan Antion are in charge of IT. Antion, vice president of information services at American Nuclear Insurers, is a true believer in driving user adoption of new technologies by ensuring that the technologies actually help people in their jobs.