Healthcare 2.0 in 2017
Technology will have a big role to play in serving the biggest, most expensive user group of healthcare: the over-65s. But that technology will have to take into account changes in the consumer and society generally. These are factors IT professionals need to have at the front of their minds in 2017.
Why network security spending is not enough
Gartner puts worldwide spending on information security products and services in 2016 at $81.6 billion. That’s about $5 billion more than the year before, yet no one is under any illusions that breaches are on the decline.
What the C-suite must know about IoT
In October, a botnet of connected things daisy-chained with the Mirai malware knocked sites like Twitter, Spotify, and GitHub offline at various times.
Education 2017 major ransomware target
Everyone in IT for the education sector is most likely aware of the plague of ransomware that has visited their colleagues in healthcare this year. Healthcare offers hackers rich pickings of personal and financial information—but so does the education sector, where there is the added bonus of valuable research and other types of information unique to the sector.
No more passwords in 2017?
Yahoo!’s disclosure that hackers might have vacuumed up the passwords of as many as half a billion users lit the floodlights on two gaping issues in IT: