While threats to data security and privacy are often perceived to come from the outside, all signs point to internal threats being just as dangerous, intentional or not, according to a new Forrester report.
Without exception, using a credit or debit card was deemed more secure than a mobile phone, whether the purchase was made in-store or online, according to a survey sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance and PayPal. In addition, the personal computer was seen as the safest option for accessing the Web by 62 percent of the respondents versus six percent who chose a smartphone.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have created microscopic enclosures to group certain forms of bacteria together to discover how they interact to spread disease.
Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.