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Security is number one priority for enterprise WLAN networks, say IT pros

In light of the recent spate of high-profile data breaches, the security of wireless local access networks has become the number one concern of IT departments, according to a survey of IT purchase decision makers at 163 medium and large North American enterprises by Infonetics Research.

News Scan: Disruptive technologies profitable with venture capital; Consumers fear security issues with wearables; More

The top news stories for Oct. 23, 2014.

IT struggles with BYOD support, security challenges

While BYOD was originally supposed to save companies money on mobile devices, it has become a source of costs and risk.To explore these issue in depth, FierceMobileIT is holding a webinar this afternoon (Oct. 22) at 2 pm Eastern time.

Municipal sensor networks track citizen behavior for study, raises privacy concerns

According to Steven Koonin, 4% of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 PM and only 6% turn their home lights off after midnight. New Yorkers nod off early, but I doubt they want to be studied in their sleep, or while they're awake either.

Two recent court decisions protect hospitals against lawsuits in wake of data theft

Eisenhower Medical Center and Sutter Health, two of California's largest healthcare providers, have successfully fended off law suits following data breaches that now set precedence on limiting damages that can be awarded after a data breach.

Staples finds a data breach, Obama signs executive order on card cybersecurity

More secure cards will help, but cyber-thieves will likely adapt. It's going to take real-time big data analytics to stop attacks while they're happening.

News Scan: Sprint cuts 452 IT jobs at Kansas headquarters; most firms unable to detect, deter or predict insider threats; More

The top news stories for Oct. 21, 2014.

Bankers Association steps up educational efforts on identity theft

The financial services industry remains among the most heavily targeted for cybercrime. As a result, the American Bankers Assocation has released a series of tips for consumers aimed at helping them thwart identity theft.

What's stopping innovation? Data privacy concerns, says Intel, Harris Poll report

The survey of device owners revealed widespread misunderstanding and inherent distrust in data usage but "a willingness to share data if it will aid areas such as healthcare and education."

Apple Pay to launch Oct. 18, according to leaked Walgreens memo

Apple Pay, Cupertino's foray into mobile payments, is expected to launch Oct. 18, according to a leaked Walgreens internal memo obtained by MacRumors.