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.
The sudden departure of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich for violating the chip company's non-fraternization policy raises questions about the chipmaker's history of high-level executives marrying employees, Dean Takahashi writes. "There are so many other issues swirling around Krzanich," he adds, as the executive promoted diversity among Intel's employees while also spending $1.2 million on "personal security arrangements" to deal with a stalker.
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.
Through an update, Google Home smart speaker owners will be able to trigger the devices for ongoing conversations without having to use the wakeup words "OK Google" each time. The Continued Conversation feature is available on Home, Home Mini and Home Max smart speakers.
Nintendo Switch users may gain access to more cloud-based games through Japanese game publisher Capcom Co. The company is looking at offering high-end games via a streaming service, as streaming services are underrepresented in the video game market.
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.
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