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A simple cure for the cybersecurity skills shortage
An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field.

How to create awareness of the insider threat
One of the legacies of Edward Snowden's treason is that companies are now concerned about the insider threat more than they ever were before. He demonstrates that a single person inside an organization can devastate the organization. While technology should have caught Snowden, there is also the realization that his coworkers and managers should have noticed indications of unusual activities.

Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion
Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.

Leave the CIO alone
Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.

Paul Glen: The benefits of an unstructured career
Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.

4 reasons Microsoft is a new company
There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.

Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite
With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.

Security Manager's Journal: A rush to XP's end of life
The end of Microsoft support is fast approaching, and the company still has a lot of machines running the old Windows operating system.
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