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News Scan: Internet of Things takes hold in American households; Companies upping their spending on IT security; More

The top news stories for August 26, 2014.

Indian firms embracing enterprise mobility

Indian enterprises are increasingly embracing mobility, with close to three-quarters either planning or rolling out a mobility policy.

Internet of Things: It's going to cost you

The Internet of Things--millions of smart devices communicating with each other seamlessly--promises to bring vastly improved efficiencies and lower costs to enterprises worldwide. But some are warning about hidden costs that come with IoT deployment.

Wireless smart meters criticized for invading privacy, starting fires

Smart meters, which enable utilities to communicate wirelessly with home energy systems, are being criticized for invading home owners' privacy and, in some cases, starting fires.

News Scan: More than 1,000 organizations hit by Backoff malware; Big data and the 'Green Monster'; more

The top news stories for August 25, 2014.

News Scan: Mobile, social, cloud tech boosting security spending; NASCIO names 33 finalists for top IT initiatives; more

The top news stories for August 22, 2014.

News Scan: NSA spying fallout worse than first thought; Consumers await word on Supervalu breach severity; more.

The top news stories for August 20, 2014.

Privileged access a security officer's worst nightmare

It is literally impossible to prevent a security breach with 100 percent certainty, writes IT security expert Dimitri Vlachos. But a good defense starts with examining your privileged access policies.

Cyber-attack disclosures rarely offer actionable information

Despite increased public pressure and government legislation on organizations to report IT security incidents, those disclosures rarely include differentiated of actionable information, a new study finds.

Lack of adequate control system security is 'shocking' and 'insane'

The lack of adequate security for industrial control systems is "shocking" and "insane," asserts Stefan Luders, computer security officer at European scientific research center CERN.