Thursday, October 31, 2013

Study: U.S. cybercrime costs are up $2.6M this year

Study: U.S. cybercrime costs are up $2.6M this year
Enterprise costs related to cybercrime incidents at businesses are up $2.6 million this year, hitting $11.6 million on average, according to a Ponemon Institute study that describes cyberattacks as "common occurrences." The costs include lost revenue, theft of information and property, and equipment destruction. The study says the most expensive cybercrime activity is from denial-of-service attacks. "The evidence suggests that things are getting worse instead of better, despite all the resources that companies are spending on cybercrime," the study says.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

App development leads as top IT jobs prospect

It's a programmer's world: App development leads as top IT jobs prospect
Information technology professionals with skills that are in high demand are virtually assured employment in 2014, according to analysts who say companies are aggressively competing for experts in areas such as application development and tech support. A new report from Computerworld finds that roughly a third of companies plan to boost their IT staff in 2014, with software developers the most in-demand talent within the IT workforce.

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