Eighty-six percent of executives say that data breaches are more likely to occur with remote workers, per Shred-it's State of the Industry Report. Respondents to the survey listed their top best practices for remote workers, including taking care when sharing devices and reporting lost or stolen devices.
Worldwide shipments of virtual reality and augmented reality headsets declined more than 30% year over year, a report finds, but experts predict the technology will soon make a comeback. International Data Corp. expects the industry will see a 6% growth this year, with vendors targeting commercial markets.
Confidence in cybersecurity could simply be misplaced complacency, writes Jim Kennedy. He outlines signs that your organization may be becoming complacent and highlights why evolution is a necessity for cyberprotection.
Chicago Public Schools has apologized after an employee sent private student data to over 3,700 families. Names, phone numbers, email addresses and student ID numbers were among the data emailed to families that were invited to apply to selective enrollment schools.
An Oregon state employee clicked on a phishing email, resulting in problems for the state's email system. More than 8 million spam emails were sent from an Oregon.gov email address, while thousands of state employees are unable to contact the public using certain email providers.
A group of Google cloud division engineers refused to work on an "air gap" security tool that would have helped the company earn more military contracts. A source says a Google executive agreed to postpone the tool's development, while another source says the technology will have a smaller scope.
Elastic, a startup that developed software that scans large documents, images and data sets, has made a confidential filing for an initial public offering based upon a valuation that exceeds $1 billion, sources say. The Amsterdam-based company has raised about $100 million of capital.
Rackspace and Hewlett Packard Enterprise released updates for a VMware-powered private cloud and Kubernetes private cloud that offer users a pay-as-you-go option. The companies say the new offerings will provide more control, flexibility and savings.
The Supreme Court, reversing previous precedent, ruled that states can compel retailers to collect sales tax from consumers, even for purchases made online. Experts say prices for goods could increase as a result.
Apple is working on the AirPower wireless charger for its devices, but technical issues are slowing down the process. Initially, the company had planned to release the technology during June, but it's now hoping to launch the product in September.
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