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Trust Your Employees, Not Your Rule Book

Here’s the good news: The big airlines are revising their rules for booking and boarding flights — rules that led to one of the great business fiascos in recent history, United Express Flight 3411. Here’s the bad news: If the long-term lesson that leaders of the airline business (or any other …

Cyber Risks: From the Trenches to the Boardroom

In 2012, as the importance of cybersecurity grew more apparent for business leaders around the globe, the World Economic Forum (WEF) launched a new …

World Economic Forum

The US and China want to set ground rules for cyberwarfare

Arms control treaties already do a lot to prevent extreme abuses of real-world weaponry, so why shouldn't they apply to virtual conflicts? The US and China certainly think that makes sense. According to sources speaking to the <i>New York Times</i>, the two countries are negotiating a deal that would set …

Xi Jinping

IBM Watson AI: These firms are fighting cybercrime using cognitive computing

IBM launches its Watson for Cyber Security beta program to test how cognitive computing can boost cybersecurity.<p>Fortune 500 companies across the …

Artificial Intelligence

8 major banks to join forces on cybersecurity

Dive Brief:<p>Eight of the biggest U.S. banks plan to work together to fight cybercrime the financial-services sector faces, according to the Wall …

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Five Steps to Help Employees Safely Use Cloud Services

The cloud has become pervasive. The proliferation of cloud services being used across business units and IT is creating a mounting challenge for …

Employee Engagement

Why Is Micromanagement So Infectious?

Part of the draw of self-managing organizations, like those we explore in our recent HBR article, is their promise to free us from the disease of micromanagement. But they’re not the only cure.<p>Before we get to what works, let’s consider what micromanaging really is and what puts you at risk of …

BREAKING: Massive Cyber Attack at Banner Health Affects 3.7M Individuals

Phoenix-based Banner Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S., announced on August 3 that it is notifying approximately 3.7 million …

Apple’s ‘Differential Privacy’ Is About Collecting Your Data—But Not ​Your Data

Apple, like practically every mega-corporation, wants to know as much as possible about its customers. But it's also marketed itself as Silicon …

Russian bank app changes password when users attempt removal

Researchers discovered a Russian fake banking application that can evade detection by changing a device's password if the victim tries to remove the …

Third SWIFT Attack Transfers $12 million to Hong Kong, Dubai and U.S.

The third known and second successful attack against banks using the SWIFT money transfer network impacted an Ecuadorian bank between January 12 and …

Wells Fargo

People Understand How to Make Good Passwords, But Still Don't

Turns out people have a pretty good idea of what makes a good password, but they still make terrible ones.<p>Do you know what makes a good password?<p>Judging by the passwords leaked as part of the constant stream of daily data breaches, neither you nor anyone of us really do, as we all keep using the …

Information Systems

A cyber attack turned out the lights on 80,000. What can stop the next one?

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper PempelIn the middle of the afternoon on Dec. 23, at least 80,000 Ukrainians suddenly lost access to electricity. It was, U.S. officials and other analysts believe, the most dramatic …

Cybersecurity

IDG Contributor Network: Without information security processes, you are flying blind

The aim of the Security Analogies Project is to help spread the message of information security and its importance in the modern world. By drawing …

Business Jet

CIOs wary of sharing cyber threat data

Despite a new law encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity attacks, only 58 percent of CIOs polled say the new law would …