Target CIO Resigns in Wake of Breach
FreedomPop Offers a Secure Galaxy SII
DDoS Attacks Entering a New Era
Top Mobile Skills IT Pros Must Master
Telecoms Push Back on NSA Idea
The chief information officer at Target is hanging it up. Beth Jacob has resigned effective immediately in the wake of a massive data breach that left a smear on the company's brand and a dent in its profits.
With secure smartphones drawing interest, FreedomPop has introduced a modified Samsung Galaxy SII that encrypts texts and phone calls. Informally called the Snowden Phone, it costs $189.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks are booming, and may be reaching new levels that include more blackmail. According to recent reports, we could be entering a new phase of Web site attacks.
In a recent post, Gartner lists 10 mobile technologies and skills IT pros should master by 2016. Proper training will be especially critical since mobile tech is evolving so fast, along with added benefits and risks.
Phone companies are speaking up about the NSA's unfettered spying, taking a less accommodating stance and rattling the historically tight bond between telecom and the surveillance community.